Domaine Pierre Naigeon Marsannay Sans Sulfites Ajoutes 2018

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Domaine Pierre Naigeon Marsannay Sans Sulfites Ajoutes 2018

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 Sans Sulfites Ajoutes 2018

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.
A wet winter and spring built soil water reserves which was important for the
forthcoming growing season. A cold snap in February allowed the vines to rest and the
sap to descend. Warm weather in April increased the vine's development, which
continued throughout the hot, dry growing season. Harvest took place under good
conditions producing exceptionally healthy fruit. 2018 is an excellent vintage for both
quantity and quality.
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 and without the addition of sulphur. 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, where it
matured for 12 months in French oak barrels, in the 17th century cellar. The wine was
bottled without fining or filtration to preserve the natural qualities of the wine.
Tasting Note
An accessible red Burgundy showing plump and fleshy red fruits with notes of violets.
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Pierre Naigeon
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Marsannay
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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