FRANCE

Beaune 1er Cru ``Clos du Roi``
2014 Pinot Noir

Viticulture

Vineyard: Côte de Beaune, Premier Cru, south/south-easterly exposure.
Soil Type: Clay-limestone
Vine Age: 35 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: 35 hl/ha.

Vinification:

Albert Ponnelle produces wines using organic and biodynamic methods.
Harvest is done by hand in the cooler hours of the morning.
Strict sorting of the fruits at harvest, the fruits that are not to the required quality standard are discarded. Long maceration process, indigenous yeast is used to ferment, fermentation took 21 days to complete.
Aged in barrels over 12 months.
Bottled using gravity, no fining or filtration.
The "Clos du Roi" Beaune 1er Cru vineyard whose name refers to the French king Louis XI, is a 20 acres vineyard producing unique Pinot Noirs with exceptional aging potential. It is one of the best 1er Cru vineyards in Beaune.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep cherry.
Nose: Concentrated aromas with some cherry, blackberry and chocolate with some spice.
Palate: It is dense and structured with notes of boysenberry while being fresh and fleshy.
Other: This aromatic and structured wine will will go well with roasted game, fowls or cheeses such as Munster, Maroilles or Epoisses.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.76
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l): 3.5
pH: