Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Côte de Beaune

Domaine Glantenay

Guillaume Glantenay is the sixth generation of his family to run this domaine,...

which he took over from his father in 2013. His father still works the estate’s eight hectares of vineyard, four of which are in Volnay, while Guillaume runs the new cuverie. For those who remember the wines from his father’s time, Guillaume has brought a greater elegance to the wines, and a lovely purity of fruit. He uses about 15-20% whole bunch to lift the perfumes and low toast oak to support rather than mask these aromas.

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Vineyards

The vineyards are located in the commune of Volnay. Soils here are composed of clay and limestone and the vines are guyot trained. The crops are tended to by hand and are consistently monitored during the year in order to keep the amount of treatments required to a minimum.

Vintage Information

What had promised initially to be a very generous vintage, turned out to be an extremely difficult year for Burgundy, with terrible bouts of hail, frost and mildew. Yields were very low due to the complicated weather patterns throughout the year. The harvest ended on a high note with a warm, dry and sunny July through to October. This spell of consistently good weather salvaged the vintage.

Vinification

The Bourgogne Pinot Noir is fermented and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and matured in oak barrels for up to eight months.

Tasting Notes

This Pinot Noir has aromas of fresh red fruit on the nose. The wine is well-rounded with lively fruit on the palate. It is attractively perfumed with supple tannins.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2016
Grape varieties 100% Pinot Noir
Region Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Winemaker Guillaume Glantenay
Alcohol (ABV) 13%