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Producer: Domaine Guy and Yvan DufouleurGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 15 yearsWine Style: Powerful elegant balanced redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
The Dufouleur family have been merchants since 1610, but it was only a year ago that the new generation represented by Yvan & Yann decided this year to start distributing the family estate wines. Yann sorts out the export markets; Yvan does the winemaking. They are a good team, and the wines are excellent.
The vineyards extend from Fixin to Santenay and include exclusive ownership of Fixin’s "Clos du Chapitre" Premier Cru.
Size : 4 haSoil : clay - limestone on slopeOrientation : north – southExposition : eastGrape variety : Pinot NoirCultivation method : 2 annual tillings and light weedings to contain grass development. Use of phytosanitary organic fertilizers. Thin out the leaves.Harvest : green harvest before and manual quality selective picking in the vineyard.Average yield : 39 hl / ha.Vinification : total de-stemming, cool maceration for one week and fermentation for 2 weeksMaturing : oak barrel ageing (1/3 new oak) for 13 months including malolactic fermentation, and 2 months vat resting before bottling.Style : Great and authentic wine (liquorice, leather and red/black fruit nose), powerful, good balance and beautiful palate length. Great ageing potential.Table : ideal with red meats, game dishes and cheese.
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