Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisière 2019, Burgundy, France

“La Framboisière has been one of the Domaine’s monopoles since 1933 and produces very distinctive wines: intense red fruit aromas and a pleasant minerality. Our Mercurey vat house is named after this iconic parcel. Exposition East. Soil: Shallow clay-limestone soils. Grape Variety: Pinot Noir. Winemaking: The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are pumped over twice daily in order to extract color, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 15 to 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 13 to 14 months in French oak barrels (20% of which are new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature. Tasting: This wine reveals a powerful, fruity nose combining rich notes of red and black fruits and a subtle hint of oak. La Framboisière offers a powerful palate dominated by crunchy red fruits. Its velvety tannins and exceptional length make it a pleasure to drink!- winery