Maranges 1er Cru
The grapes were harvested by hand in 20-kg perforated crates. The grapes were sorted a first time in the vineyard and a second time when they arrived at the winery. At the winery, the grapes were completely de-stemmed but not crushed (they were left whole) and were gravityfed into tanks. Maceration lasted at total of 24 days including 1 week at 12°C. Only indigenous yeasts were added (no additives such as enzymes or tannins). Infrequent punching of the cap (8 maximum).
Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA MI, MO, MT, VA, and WV.Appearance:
Nice dark red color, purple tints.Aroma:
Very expressive, Morello cherry aromas, liquorice and some chalky notes.Palate:
A fine wine with a very long finish.Vintage Notes:
This vintage stands out thanks to a winning combination: grapes with optimum maturity and great sanitary conditions. Winter went by with a quite mild weather and spring wasn’t long to settle as temperatures rocketed remarkably. And temperatures continued to heighten until the end of August along with a supplementary amount of sunshine in June and July. In these exceptional conditions, everything moved very fast. The flowering took place quick and early in June, and the grapes began to ripen in the first two weeks of July. The only fly in the ointment is the dryness the vineyard suffered, which caused some damage: some leaves and berries were scorched and some millerandage was observed on the Pinot Noir. So, these phenomenons lessened somewhat the yields in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Luckily, the great sanitary conditions in the vineyard allowed us to settle the harvest date with the best maturity as a single target. It also allowed us to keep more whole bunches during the vinifications which will give wines with
greater complexity. All in all, 2015 is already a scrumptious vintage!
Meats & Fish:Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil RecipeCheese & Nuts:Medium cheesesFruits & Vegetables:Harvest Garden SaladGrains:Creamy Polenta w/Mushrooms
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
- Harvest Date:11 September 2015
- 12 Months
- French oak barrels
- 40% New Oak