Cellier des Dames - Bourgogne Pinot Noir ''Jeanne la Folle'' - 2018 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
The nose is characteristic of Pinot Noir with notes of both black fruit and more vegetal expression, brambles, and bay leaves. This Burgundy is vinified and aged to be appreciated in its youth, with 1 or 2 years of aging in the bottle.
The Cellier des Dames wines narrate the story of many of the “Dames de Bourgogne“, who, in their way, shaped what Burgundy became. At the forefront of the historical scene, these ladies associated with (and sometimes, but not always, married) the famous Dukes of Burgundy. These handcrafted wines have been created in their honour and in recognition of the impacts they had on the region, its vineyards, and its famous appellations. You’ll find the story of each Dame on the back label of their cuvée.
Jeanne la Folle, Joanna the Mad, Juana la Loca, Johanna die Wahnsinnige: everyone can give the name they want to Joan I of Castile, Duchess of Burgundy. And to appropriate the mad fate of this romantic character whose infinite love leads to madness. But was Jeanne really mad; is it not rather the embodiment of the madness of men?
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: A blend of Pinot Noir from the Côte Chalonnaise, around the villages of Moroges and Mercurey
Terroir: Clay Limestone soils
Vines: 20 to 40 years old vines of Pinot Noir
Vinification: Early manual harvest in 20 kg boxes. Total destemming then selection on a sorting table. Short skin maceration before alcoholic fermentation with natural yeast in tanks. Daily winding.
Ageing: 10 months, 40% in traditional French oak barrels of which a quarter of new (3 pieces). The rest is aged in oak casks.