Domaine Pierre Naigeon Marsannay 2015

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Domaine Pierre Naigeon Marsannay 2015

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Pierre Naigeon

Tasting notes - An accessible red Burgundy showing plump and fleshy red fruits with notes of violets.

Domaine Pierre Naigeon Marsannay 2015

A fresh and well flavoured red Burgundy showing plump
and fleshy raspberry fruit combined with notes of sloes
through to a fine, long finish.
Producer Note
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.
The 2015 warm summer saw early flowering, with rapid development. Ripening was
slowed due to hot July temperatures, but rain at the end of the month eased drought
pressures. A cooler August allowed ripening to advance. Fine weather during the
harvest resulted in superb quality fruit with excellent phenolic ripeness.
Marsannay is the northernmost appellation in the Côtes de Nuits, neighbouring Fixin. It
is the only appellation to have AOC status for the production of red, white and rosé
wine. The vineyard has an eastern orientation and is situated at 255 to 390 metres
above sea level. The ‘Vielles Vignes’ or old vines are 45 years old and have developed
deep root systems, nourished by complex layers of soil. The soils are diverse,
predominantly clay and limestone, with white pockets of limestone and red, iron-rich
soils. Pierre believes in respecting the terroir; he ensures the yields are kept low and
follows organic and biodynamic principles, taking into consideration the cycles of the
moon and the sun.
Vinified in a gravity-fed winery, this cuvée was made with the minimal amount of
intervention. The perfectly ripe and healthy grapes were hand-harvested, with every
bunch being delicately picked into small bins. The grapes underwent a meticulous
manual sorting, before the whole bunches were gently pulled into the fermenters
without the use of a pump. Fermentation started naturally with a cold soak, using
indigenous yeasts from the vineyard. During fermentation, several "pigeages" or cap
submersions took place. Skin contact maceration followed, lasting for a couple of days,
before the wine was racked by gravity into barrels. Matured for 12 months in French
oak barrels in the 17th century cellar, the wine was not fined or filtered prior to bottling,
to preserve its natural qualities.
Tasting Note
An accessible red Burgundy showing plump and fleshy red fruits with notes of violets.
Pinot Noir 100%

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