Grape Varietal :
Pinot Noir (100%) grafted on 5BB.
Low yielding, emphasizing on the finesse.
Soil: marl and clay, subsoil hard calcareous stone (Comblanchien marble), Vierville terroir (1,5 ha) is located on the Corgoloin parish (Nuits Saint Georges administrative canton district) just at the foot of the white marble quarry waste hill dominating the vineyard, this exposure generates a great luminosity particularly favourable for grape maturation, this situation enhances the sheer value of the plot putting it on a par with more renowned areas.
Here potsherds dating back to the Roman times testify of an ancient settlement in this place.
Vine care & Planting: Density 10000 vine stocks per ha, type of pruning Cordon de Royat (favouring the foliage and grape display), restricted yielding 48 hl/ha, average age of the vines : 30 YO.
Vinification: Rotative “Vinimatic” tanks enable a good colour extraction.
6 days cold maceration, followed by another 6 days of active and controlled fermentation, slowly warming up to 37℃ in order to obtain a fixed colour.
Ageing in oak casks 228 L (Bourgogne Pièces) (Allier oak origin, medium toasted), using 20% of new oak, for a 14 months period stored in cool cellars.
Late malo-lactic fermentation (June-July). Bottling after a soft fining, no filtration.
Wine specifications: 13% alc. /vol.
Colour: clear ruby colour when young, getting a deeper garnet-red hue afterwards.
Pairing with food:
Ideal with white or red meats, Roasts, meat with gravy. Should be drunk around 16℃
Wine keeping and storage recommendations:
This wine should not be drunk too early, 3 years after the harvest is a minimum so the tannins will be well integrated and develop its full bouquet. It will keep well after 7 to 10 years following the harvest stored in a cool, dark and odour free cellar.