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mercurey 1er cru 'clos du paradis' 2017

mercurey, france

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VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER: Philippe Garrey

VINEYARD: 'Clos du Paradis' is a 1 Ha plot with lighter soil, producing lighter wines

FARMING: Biodynamic, certified by Demeter; no chemicals used; rows grassed over; natural fertilizers (green manure) and treatments of the vines (infusions of nettle, chamomile, etc); hand-harvest into small crates with severe sorting in the vineyard

WINEMAKING: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; grapes partially destemmed; bottled by hand, with gravity

AGING: 12 months in 10% new Burgundian barrels from the forest of Fontainebleau, followed by 6 months in small stainless steel vats to blend different barrels