A pretty, translucent ruby colour with earthy, strawberry fruit and a light pepperyness on the nose. Mouthwatering acidity balances the moderate gentle ripe tannins and elegant, pure, somewhat savoury red fruit.
Serve with a traditionally Coq au Vin. Roast chicken or young game birds and equally good with pasta
bakes or wild mushroom linguine
Suitable for vegans
Suitable for vegetarians
The grapes come into the winery as whole bunches because the Vallets believe that destalked wines
lose their colour too quickly. The first 10cm of each barrel is filled with grapes which are crushed by
foot, the barrel is then topped up with whole bunches and fermentation starts naturally after 2-3 days.
Since yeasts are an expression of the individual vintage and vineyard, no artificial yeasts are used. 3-4
times a day the pulp is trodden by foot to further extract colour and flavour. The wines are left in open
top fermenters until the cap sinks then decanted into 20-30% well-toasted new oak (a small percentage
compared to most). After 15-20 months the wine is racked, blended and lightly fined. Wines are not
filtered but checked by candlelight, then bottled directly from barrel by hand on a cask by cask basis.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vallet Freres France
- Product Code: 874
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