Sylvain Loichet Côte de Nuits-Villages 'Réserve de La Comtesse' Bio 2018

Undoubtedly, the Côte de Nuits-Villages Reserve de la Comtesse is one of the very best Bourgogne Blanc from the Côte de Nuits appellation. It is a complex and mineral wine. It has the structure of a Saint-Aubin with subtle floral notes. It is a wine from a very fresh terroir that gives a very fine and delicate aromatic expression. The aroma develops in notes of fresh citrus fruits like tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. The freshness in the nose is surprising and makes you want to continue tasting. This purity of citrus fruit is complemented by balanced notes of oak and brioche.
The grapes come from the top of a Premier Cru Niuts-Saint-Georges vineyard. The vines are 50 years old and have developed deep root systems fed by complex layers of limestone clay soils, resulting in concentrated and complex wines. The grapes are harvested by hand and carefully selected when they have reached the optimum maturity level. After this, the grapes are carefully sorted for a second time in the winery, after which they are gently pressed with a pneumatic press. The must is transferred overnight in cool temperature to oak barrels aged 2 to 4 years. Fermentation is done with indigenous yeasts naturally present on the skin of the grape. Here the wines remain aged for 9 months after which they undergo fine filtration and are bottled by gravity.
  • About Sylvain Loichet

    After completing his studies at l'Ecole de Beaune, Sylvain Loichet took over the 3.5 hectares of vineyards belonging to his grandparents in 2005. Until recently, the wine was produced in Comblanchien, but the cellar is now located in Chorey-Les-Beaune. From the start, he wanted to work only with organically grown grapes to best express the terroir of all the different Burgundy "appellations. He has succeeded wonderfully.

    The date of harvest is determined by the ripeness of the grapes. Sylvain looks for aromatic ripeness, as well as the grapes' potential in alcohol and their acidity, which are extremely important in making great wines that can age well. The grapes are harvested by hand to select only the best grapes. The grapes are sorted a second time in the cellar before being pressed (for white wines) and put into fermentation vats (for red wines).

    The fermentation of the wines takes place in oak barrels with natural yeast. The white wines are then aged for 18 months and the reds for 24. New oak is used for half of the Grands Crus and a third of the Premiers Crus. For the smaller appellations, he uses oak barrels that have been used 1 to 4 times before.

    • Druif

      Chardonnay

    • Jaartal

      2018

    • Herkomst

      Bourgogne, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Gegrilde vis, gebraden kip, harde en zachte kaas

    • Smaakprofiel

      Boterig & complex

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      13 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      9 Grote Hamersma