Winemaker: Paul Perarnau and Willy Roulendes
Appellation: Burgundy, France
Grape Varieties: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté
This combination of Gamay, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligoté was once a common blend in Burgundy, though the practice has diminished considerably over the last 40 years. After maceration and pressing the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were aged separately in old oak barrels before blending and bottling. The Gamay and Aligoté go through maceration together and are aged in fiberglass vats, The Gamay provides a spicy characteristic to this wine, the Pinot Noir brings the structure, the Aligoté brings some acidity, and the Chardonnay rounds it out. The amount of total sulfur in this wine is less than 2g/L.
Willy and Paul are fast becoming two of the most exciting winemakers in Burgundy! Both are natives of Roussillon. Willy worked previously at Domaine de Montille in Puligny-Montrachet and was the head winemaker at Clos de Moulin aux Moines in Auxey-Durresses, while Paul worked previously at Oronce de Beler in Vosne-Romanée and also at Domaine Hauvette in Saint Rémy de Provence. They are négociants who only work with organic producers in their region. There are no additives used in the winemaking process, nothing artificial, and in some cases, no sulfites added during the winemaking process. The red wines are made with Pinot Noir and occasionally Gamay, while the whites are made with Chardonnay and Aligoté.
In addition to the wines listed on the right, they also have made wines in the appellations of Marsannay, Maranges 1er Cru, Santenay 1er Cru, Côte de Beaune, and will soon be bottling a Côte de Nuits as well.
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