||BLAGNY LA PIECE SOUS LE BOIS 1ER CRU
Grape variety: Pinot Noir.
Average age of the vines: 30 years.
Very light crushing in order to keep 20 to 30 % of the grapes intact.
Cold vatting for 3 to 6 days at a temperature of 15 °C.
Fermentation for 8 to 15 days.
Pigeage twice a day depending on the vintage.
Maturing for 11 months in oak barrels, 10 to 20 % of which are new.
Racking after the malolactic fermentation.
Racking before bottling.
The Blagny “La pièce sous le Bois” Premier Cru, just like its neighbour Meursault-Blagny Premier Cru Blanc, is strongly marked by its terroir. It is one of very few appellations in the Côte de Beaune where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grow happily side by side on the same parcel.
During the first four years the wine offers a complex range of aromas with dark fruits such as blueberries and blackberries followed by spicy notes. After five to seven years of aging, aromas of undergrowth develop. An ideal accompaniment to pigeon, duck, winged game and meat in reduced sauces.