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Grande Côte de la Vallée

This cuvée from selected plots is rich and structured, boasting bold fruit and pleasing generosity. A fine, elegant Pinot Noir with spicy notes and a subtle framework of well-integrated tannins.

This wine holds a place of honour as an accompaniment to meats, game and cheeses.

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Varietal

Pinot Noir.


Density

8000 vines/ha.

Year the vines were planted

1999.

Soil

Calcareous clay containing silt (Portlandian). Limestone subsoil.
Our “Grande Côte de la Vallée” cuvée is crafted with grapes from selected plots that benefit from full southern exposure.

Soil management

Grass is grown between the rows of vines and ploughing beneath the vines respects our terroirs and the environment.

Green pruning

Disbudding and green harvest eliminate excess vegetation and regulate yields.

Yield

30 to 40 hl/ha.

Vinification and ageing

The grapes are sorted and the harvest is partially destemmed. Cold pre-fermentation maceration for a few days is followed by alcoholic fermentation in truncated wooden vats under monitored temperatures. Maceration lasts for 3 to 5 weeks depending on the vintage. Natural malolactic fermentation takes place in new, 1, or 2-year-old demi-muids (600-litre barrels) depending on the vintage, followed by a minimum of 12 months ageing. Bottled without being fined or filtered.