Burgundy Pinot Noir 2018 – Desertaux Ferrand
Desertaux Ferrand Pinot Noir is a lightly, everyday, fruity wine from Burgundy. 100% Pinot Noir, with delicate red and black berries on the nose. Fresh on the palate with balanced tannins and a lovely finish. Perfect with Cambebert cheese and charcuterie. Drink now to 2025
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Domaine Désertaux-Ferrand is a family Domaine founded in 1899 and is located in Corgoloin, Burgundy.
The estate covers a total of 20 hectares of vines with about 10 hectares in Cote de Nuits Villages. The terroir is made up of Limestone with a south east exposure. The middle of the slopes are dedicated to the village D.O, and the foot of the slopes are for the regional D.O. They’re advocates of sustainable viticulture processes, and don’t use any herbicides or phytosanitary products. In a region devoted to Chardonnay, the historical presence of the Pinot Blanc grape variety is a remarkable feature of the estate.
The grapes are harvested by hand for the village and 1er Cru D.O, and the use of indigenous yeasts and the thermoregulation of all their tanks allows the fermentation to take place in the best conditions.
AKA Bourgogne, is the home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, still provides the benchmark of excellence for these varieties against which all other producers of these wines around the world are judged. Burgundy covers a wide area and the climate ranges from cool continental in the north around Chablis to moderate continental further south. Rain can frequently disrupt both flowering in early summer and harvest later in the year. The soils in Burgundy are very varied. A large number of small geological faults, combined with gradual erosion, mean that precise soil types changes significantly over small areas. The vast majority of wines in Burgundy are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, although other grape varieties including Aligoté and Gamay are also grown.
Pinot Noir wines are made in a few places throughout France but the most famous region by far is Burgundy, “Bourgogne.”
The world’s most coveted Pinot Noir vines grow on a narrow, east-facing slope just South of Dijon. Burgundy is a very old wine region and was first tended by Cistercian monks in the Middle Ages.
When tasting French Pinot Noir, you may note its more earthy and floral style. This is part of Burgundy’s terroir. In fact, many fine winemakers here choose to ferment with whole grape clusters to increase tannin in their Pinot Noir wines. This effort may result in bitterness early on, but results in wines that age 20 plus years.