OENOFOROS Product Details 0465 Oenoforos Jacques Prieur Santenay Clos Genet 2018
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Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote de Beaune
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Terroir: Located in the central part of the Santenay appellation, as high as the village, the Clos Genêt, on a very slight slope, facing east, is at an altitude of 250 m. The grey marl soils, comprised of clay-sandy silts, are quite light and draining.

Vinification & Ageing: The grapes are handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 21 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. 100% malolactic fermentation.
Wine is aged in oak barrels for 19 months.

Tasting Notes
Colour: Dark black red.
Nose: Rich and complex, with notes of ripe black fruits (cherries, blackcurrants, blackberries, blueberries), opening out on spicy and liquorice notes after airing.
Palate: Dense, with an intense and crunchy fruitiness (black fruits). Appealing and tasty mouth finish.
(Tasted in May 2020)

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0465




Available Stock: 38 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.