Pinot Noir Bourgogne

2021
France
Beaujolais

100% Pinot Noir. Jean-Paul Brun's estate is in the rolling hills of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais, where the main grape of the area and his property too is of course Gamay. But he planted Pinot Noir on 3 hectares of the clay-limestone soils starting in1991 (along with Chardonnay and later Roussanne). The farming is organic and includes working the soils. Harvest is by hand and the sorting of the bunches meticulous. The vinification is traditional Burgundian: the grapes are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts and without sulfur in concrete vats. Maceration lasts around 3 weeks. The wine is aged in concrete--with an occasional touch of large old oak vat--and bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration and minimal sulfur. The Pinot Noir is classified simply as Bourgogne AC. 

90 points
"The 2021 Bourgogne Pinot Noir reveals scents of plums, orange rind and sweet spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny palate that's seamless and melting, concluding with a saline finish."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
August 2022

SKU/Code: 
DB1123-21
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable