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Albert Sounit - Burgundy Pinot Noir "Vieilles Vignes" 2021

Albert Sounit - Burgundy Pinot Noir "Vieilles Vignes" 2021

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Burgundy Pinot Noir

"Vieilles Vignes"

2021

75cl

Vineyards:
The Bourgogne Rouge "Vieilles Vignes" is composed of Pinot Noir from 2 different parcels. Most of it comes from the “Les Saulniers” parcel, a south facing parcel of 1.37 ha with 20 – 70 year old vines (the younger vines are used for the Cremant de Bourgogne).
The soil is calcareous with a deep loam of clay and slate. The grapes of this parcel give intensity and concentration. The second parcel is "Le May" – parcel located on a steep slope facing east at high altitude, in continuation of the Montagny 1er Cru. "Le May" has a high lime content and contributes fruit, finesse and minerality.


Aromas and flavors: deep and intense red and black fruits – cherries, plums and strawberries. Black pepper, mocca, vanilla and licorice.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Serving temperature: 14-16°C
Aging potential: Up to 6 years.
Pairing: All-round wine – poultry, pork, veal and game.


Vinification:
All grapes are harvested by hand. Sorting takes place 3 times: the first when the grapes are harvested, the second when the buckets are emptied at the end of the rows and finally at the sorting table in the cuverie. The grapes are destemmed before being transferred to the fermentation vats. We do cold maceration at around 9 degrees for 5-7 days to extract flavor and color with frequent pumping over. Subsequently the temperature is increased which initiates the alcoholic fermentation. We only use natural yeast. During the fermentation, which lasts from 10 to 12 days, we do some light punching down. After the alcoholic fermentation, we continue the maceration for 2-4 days. After pressing we mature the wine in French oak for 10 months - 10% new. Half of the barrels are 228 L while the remaining part is divided between 300 and 500 L. Finally, the wine is decanted into stainless steel tanks for decantation and is bottled after 3 months without filtration.


Tasting notes and service tips:
The nose is deep and concentrated with both red and dark fruit - cherries, plums - with a touch of black pepper, mocca, licorice and vanilla. On the palate it is fruity with good body and intensity. The wine is an "all-round" meal wine, it goes very well with white meats,
pork, veal and even venison. Serve in large goblets at 14 – 16 degrees.

Drinking window:
Within 6 years. However, with proper storage and in good years, we have had a great deal of experience with the wines for over 10 years.


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