Beaune Vieilles Vignes 2017 - Vincent Girardin
AGE OF VINE
40 years old
The vines are located in the regional appellation area of the commune of Beaune. Soil: Mostly clay and limestone. Pruning is done in Guyot (Poussard) with various green works (disbudding, trellising, pollarding).
Hand-picked, sorted on the vines and then sorted on a sorting table (in some years, an optical sorting machine is used) at the winery.
The grapes are lightly crushed and de-stemmed and placed in stainless steel tanks. A small amount of whole grapes may be added depending on the condition of the raw material. After a cold maceration of a few days, the active phase of fermentation takes place with temperature control. During this phase, pumping over and/or punching of the cap is carried out. After pneumatic pressing, the wines are put into barrels (about 30% new wood) where the ageing takes place. This lasted 15 months, during which time malolactic fermentation took place. One month before bottling, the wine from the different barrels is blended in vats. No fining and a light lenticular filtration preceded bottling. Some modifications on the overall technique may be made depending on the vintage. Bottling is done according to the lunar calendar.
The nose reveals notes of undergrowth with subtle touches of cherry. The ample mouth is underlined by silky tannins, offering a delicious marriage of cherry, blackcurrant and mocha aromas. There is a nice freshness on the finish.
Grilled meat - fine charcuterie - meat terrine - cheese. Serve at 14°c.
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Domains of Burgundy||Vincent Girardin|
|Prix||Less than €30|