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mercurey rouge vieilles vignes 2016

mercurey, france

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VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER: Philippe Garrey

VINEYARDS: Two parcels, one with 80 year old vines, second with 60-70 year old vines

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

WINEMAKING: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; 80-100% whole bunch fermentation; bottled by hand, with gravity

TASTING NOTES: Cherry red color in the glass. Expressive, initially herbal nose, that unfolds into red fruits with spicy notes. Full, lively palate with a fresh finish.