|Grape/Varietal : Pinot Blanc||Color : White|
|Origin : Burgundy||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : France||ABV : 13%|
|Vintage : 2016||Natural Factor: Organic, No Sulphur|
Claire Naudin, one of Henri Naudin-Ferrand’s three daughters, has been in charge of this small domaine based in the Hautes Côtes at Magny-les-Villers, a village that sits astride the dividing line between Hautes Côtes de Beaune and Hautes Côtes de Nuits, since 1994. Claire has been practicing Biodynamics and is a strong believer of minimal intervention.
Claire is relatively susceptible to sulphur and uses the product as little as possible. Though some of the wines are made in an ‘orthodox fashion, the most exciting wines are those which are vinified with whole bunches (all the stems) and without sulphur, though some SO2 is added at bottling to ensure that the wines remain stable thereafter.
Claire’s theory, which her wines bear out admirably, is that there is none of the harshness sometimes evident when the bunches are vinified with their stems if sulphur is not used. Instead a magical floral perfume emanates from the wine.
A cuvée of Pinot Blanc – the result of a mutation of Burgundy Pinot Noir – from 50-year-old vines planted on clay-limestone soils. Vinification: gentle direct pressing, natural settling by gravity, alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in barrels that have seen 2-3 wines. Matured on fine lees. A surprising bouquet of lime blossoms, white fruit, and other floral notes.. A supple palate, delicate, precise, driven by its freshness.
Pairs Well With:
Brazilian Beef Pastels
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