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Pinot Noir Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.
Clos du RoiGrape variety : Pinot noir
Planting dates : 1932
Planting density : 4000 vinestocks per acre
Soil : clay and limestone
Orientation : south, south-west
Altitude : 220 metres (720 feet)
Average yield : 175 cases per acre
Annual production : 600 magnums, exclusively.
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Manual harvest • Crushing • 100% destemmed
Open fermentor • Pumping over and punching of the cap 1 to 3 times a day • 12 to 18 days vatting
18 months in oak barrels • 35% new oaks
First racking after malo-lactic fermentation, then after all six months periods
No fining • Polish-filtration before bottling, if necessary
A deep, ruby red wine whose color fades somewhat with aging to take on orangey-red highlights. The nose and the palate are a mixture of power and delicacy with aromas close to those of red fruits. The finish is marked by a toasty touch. With age, this wine can be distinguished by its game aromas.
Suggest food dishes
Roasted pigeon with spring vegetables and crumbled truffles.
Ideally enjoyed at 13-14°C
Awards & prizes
Due to the very small quantity of the production, the Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos du Roi" is never presented for tastings or contests.
This wine has obtained the 1er Cru classification in 1936, such it is definitely one of the oldest & famous crus in Mercurey's history.
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Burgundy Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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