Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes 2014

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Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes 2014

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Albert Morot

Tasting notes - A well structured and classic red Burgundy. Aromas of cherry and raspberry lead to a silky, fleshy palate of wild strawberry enveloped in firm tannins on the finish. 

Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes 2014

A well structured and earthy red Burgundy with savoury
strawberry and red cherry fruit finishing on a leafy note.


Producer Note
In 1820, Albert Morot set up his negociant business in Beaune. Between 1984 and
1999 the estate was managed by Françoise Choppin, who discontinued the
negociant activity in order to concentrate on its vineyards and winemaking. The
domain covers eight hectares of vineyard, divided into 10 appellations and is
certified organic from the 2015 vintage. In January 2000, Geoffroy Choppin de
Janvry, an agronomist engineer specialising in viticulture and oenology, took over
the estate from his great aunt. Adopting a minimal intervention approach, Geoffroy
crafts wines of ultimate purity which are highly rated around the world.


Vintage
Winter was mild and spring was dry. Early flowering at the start of June predicted
harvesting in the second half of September; 100 days after flowering. After two
beautiful warm months the unthinkable occurred; on 28th June the vines were struck
by a hailstorm, for the second year in a row. The vines suffered considerable
damage, especially the whites, resulting in significantly reduced yields in 2014. The
summer weather was average, with a cool August. September rescued the vintage
with warm weather and blue skies every day, allowing the grapes to achieve
maturity.


Vineyard
Les Bressandes is a Premier Cru designated vineyard situated to the north of Beaune.
Domaine Albert Morot cultivates 1.27 hectares and the average age of the vines is
50 years old. Planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare, these old vines
produce a yield of just 23 to 25 hectolitres per hectare. An annual green harvest
controls yields and ensures maximum flavour concentration in the fruit. The soil is
predominantly limestone mixed with marl. The vineyards are in conversion to organic
status; the vines are cultivated with the utmost respect for the environment and
biodiversity is encouraged. The use of artificial pesticides, herbicides and fungicides
is strictly prohibited. Many biodynamic practices are also employed.


Winemaking
Harvested manually, the grapes underwent a careful manual sorting prior to a
traditional Burgundian vinification. The grapes were destemmed and fermented in
open vats using natural yeasts. The wine underwent pigeage (cap punch-downs) or
pumping-over, once per day. Ageing took place 14 months in oak, of which 30%
was new where it underwent slow malolactic fermentation. The wine was not racked
or fined, prior to being bottled by gravity.


Tasting Note
A well structured and classic red Burgundy. Aromas of cherry and raspberry lead to
a silky, fleshy palate of wild strawberry enveloped in firm tannins on the finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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