Domaine Florent Garaudet Monthelie 1er Cru La Taupine 2018

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Domaine Florent Garaudet Monthelie 1er Cru La Taupine 2018

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Florent Garaudet

Tasting notes - An elegant and suave Pinot Noir, showing delicious ripe, red fruit aromas alongside a touch of spice and toasty notes. Smooth and approachable, with supple tannins enveloping the red, brambly fruits through to a long and refined finish.

Domaine Florent Garaudet Monthelie 1er Cru La Taupine 2018

A smooth, muscular Pinot Noir, showing notes of delicious
ripe, strawberry fruit complemented by toasty notes,
through to a long and silky finish.
Producer Note
Domaine Florent Garaudet is a small, family-run estate located in the village of
Monthelie, between Volnay and Meursault in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune.
Approximately 60% of the three hectare estate is planted with Pinot Noir in vineyards
surrounding Monthelie, while Chardonnay accounts for 40% covering the appellations
of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Florent Garaudet is the fifth generation to
cultivate a part of the family domain. He blends a highly traditional approach with a
passionate vision for quality and innovation. Florent uses minimal intervention vinification
techniques in his gravity-fed winery to produce artisanal and lively wines, which display
all the rich, complex characters typical of this distinctive terroir.
Vintage
The 2018 Burgundy vintage was a very hot and dry vintage, producing rich and
concentrated wines with excellent aromatics and wonderful structure. The challenge in
2018 was to maintain the natural freshness, in order to produce a balanced wine.
Vineyard
The vineyard is located in the Monthelie 1er Cru ‘climat’ of ‘La Taupine’, where the 35-
year old vines are planted in clay-silty soils. The vines are sustainably cultivated to
respect the equilibrium of the environment, with the objective of limiting treatments to
what is strictly necessary to obtain a harvest in the best possible condition. Careful
pruning ensures foliage is left from a height of one metre, so the grapes have sufficient
leaves to synthesise the natural sugars. This labour intensive pruning also encourages
aeration of the bunches and optimal sunlight exposure. 90% of the work is done by
hand, and only by professionals using the purest Burgundian traditions, to ensure a
modest yield of high quality, ripe fruit. Manually harvested at optimum maturity.
Winemaking
The 100% destemmed grapes spend 20 days undergoing cool pre-fermentation
maceration, to extract the red fruit aromas and fine tannins. During maceration,
‘pigeage’ (punching down of the cap) took place once or twice per day. The marc
was gently pressed at a pressure not exceeding 0.5 bar, to prevent vegetal aromas
and bitterness. The must was gently racked into French oak via gravity, and the fine
lees were carefully selected and placed in the barrels. Fermentation took place with
wild yeasts present on the grape skins, producing the most authentic expression of the
terroir. Vinification took place in the century-old, stone cellars which controls the
alcoholic fermentation and malolactic conversion, due to the natural freshness and
humidity of the stone. Matured in 228 litres French oak, of which 55% was new, the wine
was bottled with minimal fining or filtration.
Tasting Note
An elegant and suave Pinot Noir, showing delicious ripe, red fruit aromas alongside a
touch of spice and toasty notes. Smooth and approachable, with supple tannins
enveloping the red, brambly fruits through to a long and refined finish.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Florent Garaudet
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Monthelie
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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