OENOFOROS Product Details 0515 Oenoforos Hospices de Beaune Savigny-Les-Beaune Premier Cru Cuvee Fouquer 2016
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Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote De Beaune
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Jeannie Cho Lee: 90/100

Tasting Notes:
Fine rich purple, beginning of a prise de bois, quite generous dark red fruit fills the mid palate, less acidity than the two predecessors, deep red fruit, medium plus length. Small berries throughout contribute to the quality of this cuvee.

Food Pairing:
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru wines are those produced under the strictest conditions of the Savigny-les-Beaune appellation, from grapes grown within officially classified Premier Cru vineyards.

Savigny-les-Beaune itself is a large village in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, nestled between the hillsides of a sub-valley in the Cote d"Or escarpment. There are 22 Premier Cru climats around Savigny, making up about half of the appellation"s planted area.
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0515




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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.