Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Vielles Vignes, Domaine Masse Pere et Fils, Burgundy France, 2018

Lovely nose of plum and cherry fruits intermingled with oak notes. The palate is charming, laden with sweet fruits and rounded out by soft tannins and juicy acidity.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

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Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Vielles Vignes, Domaine Masse Pere et Fils, Burgundy France, 2018

Tasting Note

Lovely nose of plum and cherry fruits intermingled with oak notes. The palate is charming, laden with sweet fruits and rounded out by soft tannins and juicy acidity.

Producer Info

Created at the end of the 19th century, the estate of 15 hectares by the Claude Masse It was then developed by his son Jean-Baptiste, after the Second World War. Fabrice Masse took over the family estate in 2000. Before Fabrice took charge they sent all their grapes to be used in the wines of the Hospice de Beaune. The vines are managed to respect of the environment using the ‘La Lutte Raisone’ philosophy. There is no fertiliser, Fabrice prefers to limit the vigor of the vine by “stressing”. As for the soils, they are worked by plowing the surface, several times in the year in order to allow oxygenation and flow of the nutrients back in to the roots.

Fabrice produces elegant wines with silky tannins. The harvest is handled with great care. It is completely de-stalked, sorted meticulously thanks to the new sorting table and immediately cooled. With the help of his uncle Roland, former manager and oenologist of the Hospices de Beaune estate, Fabrice has developed a dynamic modern winemaking business.

Winemakers Note

Cold pre-fermentation maceration lasts 5 to 6 days. The alcoholic fermentation lasts about fifteen days, with two daily pumping, without punching to avoid extracting too much tannin. The must is then gently pressed by means of a pneumatic press. The ageing lasts between 10 and 12 months in barrels, with a maximum of 15% new barrels.

Regional Info

Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise is the regional appellation covering the red, white and rose wines from 44 communes in the Cote Chalonnaise wine sub-region in
southern Burgundy.

The wines are produced under the conditions of the Bourgogne appellation and must be made exclusively from grapes grown within the boundaries of the Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise communes. These extend from Montagny in the south right up to Chagny in the north – just a short distancefrom Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay at the southern end of the Cote d’Or.

Pinot Noir (for reds) and Chardonnay (for whites) are the grape varieties used here, with a small quantity of Pinot Gris employed in the rose wines.

 

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