A patchwork of complex terroirs articulated around multiple faults.
CÔTES DU JURA PINOT NOIR 2017
Limpid, with a beautiful, very intense ruby red colour. Pleasant nose, straight and fine, with small wild berry hints. reveals aromas of fruit. The mouth is round, supple,velvety,greedy with almost unpredictable tannins and a very present fruit.
A harmonious and fruity Côtes du Jura.
Reception of the manual harvest in early September, with sorting on sorting table.
Total maceration of 12 days in thermoregulated stainless steel tank. Followed regularly throughout the fermentation, incorporating some pumping and pigeage. At the moment of pressing, the press and drop juices of each cuvee are assembled and withdrawn for malolactic fermentation on fine lees.
100% of the cuvée, ageing for 6 months in 2 & 3-year oak casks, allowing to enlarge the aromatic palette.
Bottled in June 2018, with a light filtration.
From 5 to 6 years.
Service temperature: 14 to 15°C.
A SMALL, BUT EXCELLENT HARVEST
This vintage was marked by very early budburst, which meant the spring frosts hit particularly hard this year, affecting half of the Henri Maire estate. The young shoots were very susceptible, but luckily, the growth cycle continued normally, and the resulting fruit was in excellent health.
The harvests began on 24 August with the crémants and ended on 13 September. The first tastings were very promising, with indulgent and fruity wines.
Pinot Noir is often blended with other varieties, for its flavour and cellaring potential. It can also be enjoyed as a single-varietal wine. Planted since the 15th century on gravelly soil, it is often the first vine variety to ripen in the Jura. It gives red wines with a strong colour and hints of wild mushrooms, cherries and wild berries.