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Bourgogne Rouge AC 2016
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  • 243. Bourgogne Rouge AC 2016

    Thierry Mortet

    100% Pinot Noir (12.5% alc.)

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    A working man’s Gevrey-Chambertin from vines of the same village, displaying much of the same quality and breed of its illustrious neighbour. Silky soft and perfumed, this is what good burgundy is all about. For drinking now to 2020.

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Thierry Mortet
Size of domaine
7½ hectares – 1 hectare of Bourgogne Rouge (from Daix and Gevrey Chambertin) – 20% from Gevrey Chambertin and 80% from Daix.
Pinot Noir – age of vines – Daix 20 yr-old Gevrey Chambertin – 30 yr-old. Selection massale on S04. Trained single guyot at 10 to 11,000 vines per hectare.
330 mtrs above sea-level at Daix, on a plâteau higher than Dijon – soil clay and clay/ limestone – quite stoney; limestone at GC. Quite flat vineyard sites with a slight easterly tilt. 10-15cm topsoil.
Debud and carry out vendanges en vert. Plough from spring through to summer. No herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. Use sulphur agasint oidium. Manual harvest. Sort grapes carefully in the vineyard and also back at the cave via a table de trie. 50 hectos per hectare.
Tad of chaptalisation (½%) normal. Destalked 100%. Cold maceration for 3-4 days pre-fermentation. Indigenous, natural yeasts. Pigeage twice a day by hand for 7 days then once a day during a further 14-day cuvaison. Pneumatic press. Assembles free run and press wine. Racks twice – once after malos and once before bottling. Elevage in 1/3 1 yr, 2 yr and 3 yr-old barrels for 12 months and cuve for 4 months. No fining, filtration by kieselghur. Bottled in January after 16 months.
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