2017 Aloxe Corton Villages Lupé-Cholet

Aloxe Corton Villages Lupé-Cholet
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It has a very deep and bright red colour. The nose is fresh and true to type. It is very delicate with spiciness and dark fruit aromas. The palate is very fleshy and big. It has a good, solid body.Gastronomical suggestions It is suitable for red meats finely prepared, gamefowl and classic cheeses. serve at17°C.

The vineyard is situated on the territory of Aloxe-Corton in Côte de Beaune. The soil is Clay-rich limestone at the bottom of the hill, exposed South East.
100% Pinot Noir

The grapes are picked manually into 30-odd kilograms of harvesting crates and transported as quickly as possible to the winery, so as to avoid heat, rain, or bruising of the grapes. The contents of the cases then go through the sorting table, to get rid of stones, leaves, green bunches (verjux), etc... According to the nature of the vintage, 85 to 100% of the harvest is destemned so as to avoid excessive
bitterness from the stalks. Fermentation with maceration then goes on for 15 to 20 days in conical vats equipped with radiators for thermoregulation. This allows control of fermentation temperatures and has direct influence on aromas and color extraction. Finally, gentle pressing makes way for the breeding and elegance of the

The wines are barreled for 15 to 20 months, according to vintage, in oak casks, of which 20 to 40% are new, with a variety of origins of wood : Tronçais, Nevers, Vosges, Burgundy. Maturation in new casks brings the fragrances and tannins of the wood, and also, via its porosity, limited natural oxygenation helping favorable maturation of the wine. Whilst the wine is maturing, it is regularly stirred up (bâtonné), putting the lees back into suspension, bringing more fatness and roundness. Racking takes place prior to bottling, with no fining, just light filtration, preserving the natural riches of the appellation