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Sylvain Loichet Côte de Nuits-Villages 'Aux Montagnes' Bio 2018

The aroma is classic and subdued with a telling blend of plum dark cherries, and fresh autumn leaves and violets. We discuss just a little pepper to add a touch of spiciness to the wine. Power, drive and minerality, along with attractive savory character and fine tannins make for a wonderful Bourgogne Rouge.
This Cote de Nuits-Villages 'Aux Montagnes' comes from a one-hectare plot of vines located at the top of the village of Comblanchien, on a very stony and steep slope, not far from the quarries of 'French Carrara'. The grapes undergo a one-week cold maceration followed by a three-week fermentation in wooden barrels. Aging for 24 months in 1 to 4 year old French oak barrels provides the final "polish. The wine is bottled without filtration to leave its full character intact.
  • 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

      Pinot noir

    • Jaartal


    • Herkomst

      Bourgogne, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Paddenstoelen, risotto, gevogelte, groenten gerechten

    • Smaakprofiel

      Krachtig met levendig fruit en een fluigje kruiden

    • Productiemethode


    • Inhoud

      13.5 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      9+ Grote Hamersma