Domaine D‘Ardhuy Clos Des Langres Rouge

Varietal Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Fermentation Method

The grapes are harvested manually, sorted, crushed and destemmed: only 10-15% of the stems can be left during years of great maturity. Fermentation is started rapidly without maceration.
Colour, aromas and tannins are extracted naturally (no enzyme addition, no forced heat extraction) only through punching of the cap. Vatting time is 12-14 days. Free-run wine and first press are blended, settled cold and put in barrels. The wine is left to mature in barrels, 30% of which are new oak. Oak from different regions is used, but the principal source is Bertranges. Maturing takes place over a year; the wine is then bottled with no fining, and only a slight filtration.

Tasting Notes

A deep red robe with purplish highlights introduces an intense and fruity nose of cherry and blackcurrant. Silky tannins balance with a light acidity, guaranteeing great longevity. Ample and generous, this appellation ages and keeps over ten to fifteen years.

Domaine D‘Ardhuy Clos Des Langres Rouge