Domaine Rene Bouvier SKU: IFRBCM20

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

R 1,890.00

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A Premier Cru that ages harmoniously, with strong tannins evolving with grace, and pert vivacity. A marriage of strength and delicacy. Purple in colour, like its famous neighbour, its aromas combine black fruits with evocations of peony, with an exquisite touch of white pepper. The grapes used to produce this wine come from 45-year-old vines, which grow on a small plot (0.25 hectare ; 0.62 acre). The vines are carefully chosen by sélection massale (visual selection of the most robust vine plants). Disbudding helps to balance the vines; trellising allows air to circulate through the foliage; the vines may be lightly trimmed after flowering. This careful vineyard management naturally ensures low yields, so that a green harvest is rarely necessary. Sorting on the vine takes place two to three weeks before the harvest. Grapes are picked by hand throughout the estate. Grapes are carefully sorted on two sorting tables, and then transferred by gravity into thermo-regulated tanks. Depending on the vintage, there will be around 50% of whole bunches.Fermentation uses native yeasts. There is little mechanical intervention during vatting, where natural infusion is preferred. Only the first pressed juices are kept during pressing. Wines are aged for 18 months in barrels (15% new barrels). The amount of sulphur added is kept to a minimum. ABV 13%