Country: Burgundy, France
Region: Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Nose: A delightful perfumed Volnay with violet-infused black cherry fruit coupled with the power and persistence that characterizes the great 2017 vintage. The red wines are fragrant, well-balanced, fine and for great ageing (from 5 to 15 years).
The pinot noir is harvested with good maturity. It is totally destemmed, then, cold maceration is made from 5 to 8 days. The alcoholic fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeasts present on the coating of grape berries. This fermentation is slow and lasts between 20 to 25 days. The wines are devatted and barreled by gravity in the cellar. The malolactic fermentation is done naturally. The maturing on the fine lees in a barrel last from 12 to 18 months. The red wines are not fined only a slight cooling help to clarify them. This method helps to keep many fruits.
About the Winery:
It's in the heart of the Côte of Beaune, between Volnay and Meursault that Paul Garaudet's wine estate is to be found. A wine grower from father to son, Paul Garaudet is the 4th generation to cultivate the family estate. It expands to 10.5 hectares. 5.5 hectares of which are exclusively planted with “Pinot Noir” a red grape variety on the appellations of Pommard, Volnay, Monthelie and 5 hectares are exclusively planted with “Chardonnay” a white grape variety on the appellations of Monthelie, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet. In the vineyard, all qualitative works are done in order to give a small crop composed of small healthy grapes, sweet and rich in terroir aromas. The harvesting is totally made by hand. The Paul Garaudet wine estate produces authentic wines in the tradition of the great Burgundy wines. The wines are elaborated in the purest tradition in order to respect the fruit. In the winery, the grapes are vinified with much care and in the pure Burgundian tradition with about 20 days of vatting. The maturing is made in French oak casks (1/3 of the new cask) from 12 to 18 months for the white and red wines. No chemical products are used in order to give great wines for ageing with good character