Domaine de la Choupette Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge 2018, Burgundy, France

The family estate, created in September 1992, is located by Santenay, on a 13-hectare vineyard. The estate is in Santenay, of course, but also in the communes of Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet. “We have modern equipment for vine growing and for vinification, but we are very attached to and respectful of the traditions that have made the reputation of our region, Burgundy. The search for quality is a constant preoccupation and the whole wine creation process, from farming the vines onwards, is subject to the utmost care and attention. That is why we always use old vats, oak barrels for the vinification and ageing of our wines.” – winery. Vineyard: Clay-limestone. Age of the vines : 35 years. Alcohol: 13°. Color: red. Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir. Leaf removal and green harvesting. Selection and sorting from harvesting. Still fermentation, thermoregulation, cold maceration, then long-maceration warm to extract the excellent tannins. Maturation: 12 months in oak barrels. 20% in new barrels selected by the estate. Color : brilliant with blackcurrant sparkles. Nose: : revealing aromas of black berries. Palate: : ample and complex with soft tannins, full-bodied, long in the mouth with an ample, pleasant finish.