Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epenots 2018 - Domaine du Chateau de Meursault

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This 1er Cru comes from the sole parcel of 3,6 ha that adjoins Beaune and produces the wines that are long and juicy, with grand finesse and beautiful length.

WINE DESCRIPTION

The harvest is done manually, to ensure the quality and health of the grapes. After destemming, grapes and must are placed in vats for 15-18 days during which cold maceration takes place for 5-6 days and then alcoholic fermentation. During maceration and fermentation, pumping over is carried out to ensure a more complete maceration and extraction and after the pressing and separation of the wine, it is aged for 15 months in 30% of new French oak barrels and 70% in barrels of one or two years.

CLIMATE

The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has a magnificent color and aromas of red fruits. It is recommended to keep this wine for several years in the cellars so that it can be best enjoyed.

AGING CAPACITY

Wine with excellent aging potential.

SMALL TIPS

Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° C, paired with roasted partridge with chestnuts, veal rind with carrots and confit cardamom.

Data sheet

Winery
Domaine du Chateau de Meursault
Denomination
AOC Pommard 1er Cru
Variety
100% Pinot Noir
Nation
France
Production area
Pommard
Region
Burgundy
Year
2018
Gradation
13.5% vol.
Bottle
75 cl
In Vineyard
Conventional Agriculture
Vinification
in vats for 15-18 days during which cold maceration takes place for 5-6 days and then alcoholic fermentation
Yeast
Indigenous
Aging
Aging for 15 months in barriques and in barrels of one or two years.
Match with
Ideal with roasted partridge and veal shank.
Typology
Red
Serving Temperature
Temperatura 16°C.
Ideal consumption
From 2021 to 2038
Our judgment
92/100
Allergens
Sulphites

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