Corton Grand Cru `Cuvée Baie par Baie`

Côte de Beaune

Moron-Garcia

Childhood friends Mathieu Moron and Pierre Olivier Garcia began their new venture in...

2016 when Mathieu’s father gave him a small parcel of vines in Nuits-Saint-Georges. They bought a house in the centre of Nuits and converted it into a winery. Mathieu and Pierre Olivier work the vines in order to restore biodiversity in the vineyards, something they feel has been lost due to the focus on single-crop farming across the region. Their ‘eco-attitude’ means they experiment with cereals, ploughing, planting trees and even use chickens to graze the land, in an attempt to bring back bees and butterflies to their 0.4 hectares of vineyard. In addition, they source grapes from a network of grower friends with whom they work closely, in order to have as much control over the quality as possible.

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Vineyards

The vineyard is located over the east-facing steep slope of the Corton hill. Soils are derived from various formations of the Jurassic calcareous basement and cherty limestone.

Vintage Information

2017 had favourable weather conditions throughout. The days alternated between warm and sunshine, and rainy, enabling the vegetative cycle to process perfectly. The sun-drenched grapes were rich in aromatics, making for a very interesting vintage.

Vinification

40% of the grapes were fermented as whole bunches, 10% destemmed and 50% 'baie-par-baie', this is a painstaking process that the Moron-Garcia are pioneering, it involves hand-cutting each individual grape from the bunch, with the stalk intact. This technique takes 30 people an entire day to complete a single barrel, which Mathieu and Pierre Olivier believe enhances the aromas and complexity in the finished wine.

Tasting Notes

This Pinot Noir is beautifully crafted with floral aromas intermingled with notes of precise red fruit. Powerful and driven on the palate with a layered depth of fruit, mineral undertones and incredibly refined tannins. This wine has mouthwatering acidity, which together with the fruit concentration, carries the long persistent finish.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2017
Grape varieties 100% Pinot Noir
Region Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Winemaker Mathieu Moron and Pierre-Olivier Garcia
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 4.6g/l
Residual Sugar 0.2g/l
Wine pH 3.61