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Pierre Naigeon Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2012
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £1,007.50
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Pierre Naigeon
Tasting notes - Perfumed aromas of cherry and raspberry are complemented by hints of acacia. Complex, expressive and well-balanced on the palate with layered notes of cinnamon and sandal wood underpinning the intense red berry flavours.
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Complex and layered with a wonderful perfume of
raspberry and savoury notes of leather and game.
Pierre Naigeon is a leading and renowned producer in the Côtes de Nuits. The
Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey-Chambertin for over 150 years. They
acquired some vines and started to produce wine in 1890. The estate remained
reasonably small until 2003 when Pierre purchased more land increasing their
holdings to 11.5 hectares. Pierre Naigeon believes passionately in sustainable
farming, without the use of herbicides. He believes in non-interventionist winemaking
and aims to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The
average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years, which endows the
wines with an extraordinary quality, maturity and concentration.
2012 was a challenging vintage as erratic weather patterns resulted in a cold, wet
spring, which threatened vineyards with mildew and delayed flowering and ripening.
The summer followed with heatwaves which allowed the grapes to mature fully. The
harvest took place with reduced yields; however the quality of the berries was high,
with good maturity and balance.
Bonnes Mares is a Grand Cru vineyard in the Côtes de Nuits, which sits across the
communes of Morey Saint Denis in the north and Chambolle Musigny in the south.
The Pierre Naigeon plot covers half a hectare and is situated on the upper part of
the hill where the soil is clay and limestone with a significant presence of white marl.
This specific terroir produces refined and aromatic wines. The vines were replanted in
1993 and are pruned according to the Cordon Royat method; this suits quality
production of Pinot Noir as it reduces the vigour of the vine and encourages
concentrated berries. The vineyard is managed traditionally, with ploughing and
green harvesting taking place. Only organic fertilisers are used; herbicides and
insecticides are not used to cultivate the vines. The grapes are hand-harvested with
meticulous selection in the vineyard.
The must underwent a cold maceration for one week, prior to fermentation which
lasted 19 days. Hand plunging and pumping-over took place during fermentation to
extract the desired levels of colour, flavour, tannins and to impart structure to the
wine. A post fermentation maceration on the skins lasted nine days. The wine was
aged for 12 months in new oak. It was racked once before being bottled without
fining or filtration.
Perfumed aromas of cherry and raspberry are complemented by hints of acacia.
Complex, expressive and well-balanced on the palate with layered notes of
cinnamon and sandal wood underpinning the intense red berry flavours.
Game, osso buco or grilled pork.
Pinot Noir 100%
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- 6 Bottles
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