|Grape/Varietal : Pinot Noir||Color : Red|
|Origin : Burgundy, Dijon||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : France||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Domaine de la Cras is a 160 hectare farm and 8 hectare vineyard located on the hills overlooking Burgundy’s capital city. In 2013, the city of Dijon chose young vigneron, Marc Soyard, to farm the land, grow the property, and plant more vines. In return for the land, the cave, and the ability to bottle his own wine, Marc must pay a “tax” in the form of bottles of wine each vintage to the city of Dijon. Marc has also agreed to allow the domaine to be open to the public year round. This is a little price to pay for the luxury of farming and producing the city’s monopole wine.
Before becoming the official vigneron of Dijon, Marc Soyard spent six years at the prestigious Domaine Bizot in Vosne Romanée working as the vineyard manager. While at Bizot and not in the vines, Marc was under the guidance of Jean-Yves Bizot learning his winemaking process. With a passion for the same organic farming practices and “hands-off philosophy” in the cellar, Marc has incorporated to Domaine de la Cras that which he learned at Domaine Bizot. In the cellar, the work is kept simple as all vinification is done with natural yeasts, minimal sulfur use, and élevage is traditional in a mix of new and used barrels.
The fruit from this 100% Pinot Noir is grown with 33 year old vines which are manually harvested with sorting done at the vine. 1/3 of grapes are put whole cluster into wooden tanks without any SO2. Semi carbonic fermentation of the whole clusters with punch-downs. 2/3 of grapes are pressed but not destemmed. Very small amounts of SO2 added at bottling. Pump-overs and punch-downs. Elevage in barrel for 10-12 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
" Dull light garnet Notes of red currant and cranberries, slightly herbaceous Fresh acidity and soft tannins Light body Glou-glou wine, very accessible "
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