OENOFOROS Product Details 0281 Oenoforos Domaine Levert Barault Mercurey Cuvee L`Automne 2019
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Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote Chalonaise
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir 100%
Terroir: This is a blend of two areas in Mercurey, whose characteristics are quite different. The grapes for the Automne cuvée mainly come from LesVaux plot, whose vines are quite old and with perfect exposure. The grapes obtained are dense and fleshy, to obtain a deep and gourmet cuvée. The blend is made with a small portion from the plot Les Montelons which is located on the Mercurey plateau, opposite Rully. Rather high altitude, cool temperatures, clay soils. Crisp, fresher grapes. The Le Printemps cuvée is in reverse proportion.

Vinification and Ageing: The vines are grown organically. Grapes harvested by hand in crates, sorted on a sorting table and 100% destemmed, the whole berries are conveyed directly into the vat so as not to crush the raw material. Traditional Burgundy vinification, in open thermoregulated vats. 50% aged in stainless steel vats and 50% aged for 14 months in old oak barrels
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0281




Available Stock: 27 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.