SANTENAY

2018 1er Cru Clos Rousseau Domaine de la Choupette

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Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Santenay
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Clos Rousseau

Clos Rousseau is on the Maranges side of Santenay. Tasted in the cellar after the 'La Comme' and this is immediately more polished on the fruit side. A little lighter touch. The intense core of fruit is redder and less wild than either the Comme or the Comme Dessus. Really rather refined in comparison. Again a minerality that leads it. More spice - and less wallop here, less impact. But far more grace somehow. L&S (Dec 2019)

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Domaine de la Choupette

The Gutrin brothers' domaine was created when the twins joined forces in 1992 - it's based in the middle of Santenay, with Jean-Christophe in charge of the vines and Philippe in the winery. Perrine Gutrin runs the 'front of house'. They have vineyards in Puligny (three hectares), Chassagne (half a hectare) Maranges (one hectare) and Santenay (seven and a half hectares). The vineyards are worked traditionally with ploughing rather than chemicals for weed control and to encourage the roots to go deeper. Yields are initially controlled at the pruning and with de-budding, and finally a greeen harvest as necessary. Whites are classically made with élevage in barrel for a year with up to half new wood. The reds are de-stemmed and macerated cold for a week before the three week fermentation at around 28C, then the temperature is allowed to rise to around 33C to stabilise colour and tannins. This gentle vinification is aimed at making fruit-forward wines, which are then aged in barrel for twelve to eighteen months using a mix of new and up to three-year-old barrels.

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