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Vineyard owner, Henri Darnat, says that making great wines requires patience and “the courage to wait”; waiting for optimum ripeness to time the harvest as the September weather can be changeable, waiting on the wines as they ferment with their own natural rhythm barrel by barrel, waiting and tasting the wines so they are bottled at their optimum point of purity and liveliness. The pride of his work is that his wines are represented on the best restaurant lists of France and the world.

Production Area
Burgundy, France

Appellation: Bourgogne

Grape Varieties
100% Pinot Noir

Vinification
The vineyards and trading activity have existed in the Darnat family since the nineteenth century. In keeping with their ancestor’s philosophy, the Darnat vineyards, now headed by Henri Darnat, are worked by hand, without chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Darnat Bourgogne Rouge grows on gravel and limestone soils. The wine is fermented in large stainless steel tanks with malolactic and aging in oak barrels (25%-30% new oak).

Color
Ruby Red

Bouquet
Aromas of spice and redcurrant

Taste
Lush mouthfeel of red and black fruits including cranberry, black cherry and plum, ending in a long finish of cinnamon and cloves.

Alcohol
12.8%

 

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