Production area

Grapes for this village appellation are harvested in 16 villages located in the French departments of Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire. Only red wines are produced for this appellation.

Origins

The terrain is unique here. A geological fault resulted in the sinking of the Saône River floodplain which thereby became separated from the Morvan Plateau, creating a hillside with very regular slopes that benefit from eastern and south-eastern exposure. The uniformity of the slopes and their exposure allow the vines to get an optimal amount of sunshine during the crucial months when the grapes are ripening. The soil is also the result of the subsidence of the floodplain. It varies enormously, almost with every step, and consequently has a strong influence on the wines produced.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

Vinification in wooden vats followed by 12 months barrel ageing (20% new oak).

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Brillant cherry red.
NOSE : Red and black fruit with a discrete touch of oak.
PALATE : Rich and powerful attack with soft tannins. This is a soft, elegant and pleasing wine.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect with offal, roast pork, rabbit, braised beef and exotic dishes such as chili. Fot he cheeses, the choices are almost endless : Maroilles, Munster, Epoisses, Saint-Marcellin, Tomme de Savoie and Reblochon.

Serving suggestions

15°C

Ageing potential

4 to 7 years

Ropiteau Frères since 1848

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Where to find us

Cour des Hospices
21190 Meursault
France
Phone : +33 (0) 3 8 0 2 1 6 9 2 0
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