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"A Burgundian Pinot to enjoy in its youth, on the fruit."
10 months of ageing, 40 % in traditional pièces bourguignonnes, 25% of new oak (3 new barrels). Rest of the wine is aged in a large foudre. Bottling July 2020.
Tasting notes: Typical nose of Pinot Noir, with a great balance between red fruit flavors and vegetal notes of black-berry bush and laurel. Red Bourgogne is geared towards being enjoyed in its youth with a couple of years of bottle ageing.
Story: Jeanne la Folle, Joanna the Mad, Juana la Loca, Johanna die Wahnsinnige : anyone can give a name to Jeanne Ist of Castile, duchesse de Bourgogne. And take over the insane destiny of her novel character, whose everlasting love leads her to madness. But was she really foolish or is she rather the embodiment of man folly ?
Every true wine lover could write his or her love story with Burgundy. A first visit, the first time being thunderstruck by a wine, the revelation and sure knowledge that this place, and its wines, are something unique and special. For Francois Bannier, it was a Genevrières one grey, cold evening in November when the Chardonnay in his glass became the warm sunshine of springtime. For Gregory Hecht, a Clos de l'Arlot, from the very first place where he began his studies as an intern in 1993. And in Dijon, that same year, when the two, then students, met in the classrooms of the Master of Wine course they both were taking. Later, the two, now fast friends, created their winery in the south of France which bears their names, Hecht & Bannier. But Burgundy was never far away. Both knew they would have to return.
And so, this year, 2019, the Celliers des Dames was born, a negociant, and soon, a domaine, the Domaine du Jardin des Dames, blessed by a small vineyard. A new, and crazy challenge to return to the source, the vineyard, Burgundy, where both had learned their trade. Burgundy : the rarest and most exclusive vineyard in the world.
The "Dames de Bourgogne" pictured on the labels are the spokespeople. These women of yesterday, serenaded by Francois Villon, whose long shadows, visions and loves, formed from the earth itself, the terroirs, the Climats, now eternel, of Burgundy.
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