Miller-Cyrot Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016
"With a chocolate covered, boysenberry and licorice filled personality, the wine is fleshy, flashy and fresh. In the mouth, luscious textures meld with ripe, black raspberries, licorice and hints of cocoa."
Bourgogne rouge comes from the Pinot Noir grape whose name can be traced back as far as 1375 and which gives birth to all the great red wines of Burgundy. It is delicate, highly valued and needs careful looking after during the growing season. The appellation BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR dates from 1937 and is grown in 299 communes throughout wine-growing Burgundy. It evokes images of plenitude and makes a fine starting point for further explorations into the world of red burgundies.
Grape : 100% Pinot Noir.
Alcoholic degree of our wine : 13°.
The climate is temperate; hot and dry. The vines mostly face southeast on the foothills of the Côte, on soils made up of ancient alluvium: Clay scree and colluvium, clay silt and gravel at the ends of the combs.
VINIFICATION & WINE-MAKING
Maturing during 11 to 13 month : 50% in 4/5 years old Vosges & Allier oak barrels & 50% in stainless steel tanks
Filtration on Kieselguhr earth
To the eye, our Bourgogne is richly coloured - crimson at first then, with age, shading towards dark ruby. To the nose it offers at first a basket of small red and black fruits (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant, bilberry) later evolving into cooked prune, peppery notes, and notes of animal, underbrush, moss and mushroom. It is lively and structured in the mouth with a well-rounded and supple backbone. Tannins and fruit go hand in hand and the chewiness matches the power of the secondary aromas.This wine has volume and flesh - it is, in a word, vinous.
Our Bourgogne Pinot Noir has an elegant and refined character as well as a light and fluid structure in the mouth. It therefore goes with rather delicate dishes that are to some degree aromatic - vegetable salads, meat or poultry tarts, or simmered beef and vegetables (pot-au-feu). Moreover, its delicacy makes them a perfect choice for those who like red wine with fish. Its natural elegance predisposes it towards veal, cold tabouleh, or hard cheeses like Gouda.
Serving temperature : 12 to 14 °C for young wines, 14 to 16 °C for older wines.