Gouffier, Cuvée Baudron, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France, 2019
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A delicious Pinot Noir showing all the hallmarks of a good red Burgundy, with a vibrant bouquet full of red berries and delicate notes of spice. Supple with silky tannins and a smooth finish.
The Pinot Noir grapes come from a parcel of vines in the Côte Chalonnaise, planted in silty, chalky soils, which have excellent drainage properties. The vines are carefully managed to ensure optimal conditions for healthy, mature grapes at harvest time; with strict desuckering, leaf thinning and ploughing of the soil. The vines are pruned according to the Guyot Poussard method, which respects the sap-flow of the vine, reducing the serious consequences of pruning cuts and optimises the vine’s health. The vineyards are managed respecting the environment and the biodiversity of the vineyard. The grapes are hand-picked at optimal maturity.
This cuvée was made in honour of the Baudron family who owned the domain before the Gouffier family, in the first half of the 20th century. The hand-harvested grapes were vinified with 25% as whole bunches, which helped to impart structure. The wine was matured in 228 litre French oak barrels, of which 25% were new. The barrels came from forests in the centre of France.