OENOFOROS Product Details 0387 Oenoforos Domaine Levert Barault Mercurey Cuvee Printemps 2019
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Country: France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir.
Vineyard: The grapes for this cuvée come mainly from the Montelons plot, located on the Mercurey plateau, opposite Rully. Its high altitude and its clay soils allow obtaining beautiful restitution of freshness in the grape, for a crunchy fruitiness. A smaller proportion of the grapes come from the Les Vaux plot, whose rather old vines bring more density to the grapes. All the vines are grown organically.

Tasting Notes: Straight, clean, generous. Radiant cherry, fruity attack refined by fine tannins. Finish filled with fresh and silky notes (blueberry, wild strawberry, raspberry) with a minerality that comes to stimulate the length.

Food Pairing: Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0387




Available Stock: 29 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.