Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Burgundy
Winemaker Sebastien Long

Inspired by the mystery and magic of the unicorn our Grand Esprit Vougeot Premier Cru 2016 beautifully reflects the terroir and harmonious balance between man and land. This wine from the renowned Vougeot commune in Bourgogne’s Côte de Nuits, offers power and elegance with incredible balance. Matured in new and seasoned French oak for 18 months, this wine shows exceptional complexity and richness with great potential to age.

Tasting Notes

Color: Deep red color.

Nose: An intense and complex nose with black cherry, blueberry, red berries alongside clove and juniper spices.

Palate: Powerful and elegant in structure, while being fruit-driven and well balanced, with incredible ageing potential.

Food matches: Veal/Venison, Wild Boar, Turkey and Chestnuts, Beef Wellington

Cheese: Époisses de Bourgogne, Mont D’Or, Bergues.

Vintage

A challenging year with difficult weather conditions led to a smaller yield of available fruit. However, the quality of the fruit was pleasingly generous, resulting in wines of very good quality. This is a vintage that will live up to the expectations of Bourgogne.

Winemaking

18 months in 100% French Oak (50% new). The grapes were harvested by hand with strict sorting in the vineyard. 30% is whole cluster pressed, then cold soaked for 10 days, followed by a controlled fermentation. A gentle extraction is done with manual punch downs, then after a week of maceration, the wine is pressed, allowed to rest for 3 days, before being transferred to barrels for the final ageing process. Finally, the wine is racked and gently filtered before bottling.
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