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Producer: Domaine Pierre NaigeonGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 12 yearsWine Style: Complex and elegant Pinot NoirAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
Violets, forest floor and wild strawberries dominate the nose. The palate sees some oak flavours combined with the wild dark fruits and spices. The finish is long with chunky tannins.
The Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey Chambertin for more than 150 years. Initially coopers and farmers they acquired some vineyards to produce wine in 1890 and started a wine merchant activity. The estate remained reasonably small until 2003 when Pierre purchased more land increasing their holdings to 11.5 hectares. Pierre Naigeon believes passionately in sustainable farming, without the use of any herbicides. He looks to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years. This ensures deep roots, nourishing the vines from many different layers of soil, to produce the most complex wines, and reduces the natural level of cropping, providing more concentrated wines.
A 25 hectare parcel of 60 year old, Guyot trained vines. Organic fertilizers, no herbicides or insecticides. Plouging , pruning and green harvest.
Hand harvest with selective picking in the vineyard. The vinification is fed by gravity, without the use of pumps. Cold maceration for one week then fermentation for 20 to 30 days. Hand plunging and pumping over during fermentation. Ageing from 12 to 18 months in 100% new oak. The wine is unfined and unfiltered.
Game and roast meats, fine cheeses.
Pinot Noir 100%
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