OENOFOROS Product Details 0045 Oenoforos Jacques Prieur Gevrey Chambertin Les Fontenys 1er Cru 2014
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Country: Frane, Burgundy
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Terroir: Brown limestone soils, rather shallow.

Vinification & Ageing: The grapes are handpicked into small crates, then sorted and 50% destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 17 days in temperaturecontrolled open oak vats. 100% malolactic fermentation. Wine is aged in oak barrels (1/3 new oak) for 21 months.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Nose: Red berries, cherry-stone, slightly toasted almond. Very precise nose.
Palate: Fresh, savoury fruitiness, beautiful refreshing tension. Digestible and fine tannins.
(Tasted in July 2016)

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0045




Available Stock: 22 items
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The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.