This wine has a fascinating appearance, it presents brilliant clarity despite the fact that it never underwent any racking, fining or filtration. Aromatically, the nose is primarily red fruit oriented presenting crushed raspberry, wild currant, and cranberry along with a wisp of spice. The palate continues the theme of red fruits with additional layers of cherry, cooked berry, freshly turned earth, and black tea. This is a wine that delivers a lot of delicate nuanced flavors in a low alcohol package. Perhaps the most alluring feature is the juicy entry with fine grained tannins kept in motion by the fresh acidity.
This single block wine was handled in a very straightforward manner, gentle destemming of the fruit and a traditional Burgundian-style open top fermentation that allows the delicate nature of the Pommard fruit its full and unadorned expression.
Élevage commenced with only the free run wine going to barrel. Of the sixteen barrels selected for the final blend, six were new (40%) featuring the cooperages of Cadus and Sirugue. The individual barrels were selected for flavor and restraint to complement the texture of this unique Pinot Noir without overshadowing it with too much barrel influence.