Domaine Michel Noellat et Fils Vosne-Romanee 2019
- Burgundy,Cote de Nuits
- Pinot Noir
Domaine Michel Noëllat is an estate spanning 27 hectares (67 acres) from the Côte de Nuits to the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. The domaine's grand cru climats are situated in Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux and Chapelle-Chambertin, but it also holds several Premier Cru vineyard plots in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Savigny-les-Beaune and Vosne-Romanée.
The Noëllat family has held a significant winemaking presence in the Côte de Nuits region of Burgundy for generations and, in 2012, the sixth generation of the Noëllat family, Sophie and Sébastien, joined the family business.
Pinot Noir is the most prevalent grape variety cultivated in the 23 appellations farmed. The grapes are hand-picked, completely destemmed and transferred to thermoregulated stainless steel tanks, before aging in French oak barrels. The proportion of new oak used varies depending on the level of the wine – 30 percent for village-level and 50 percent for the grand and premier crus. Bottling takes place after 15 to 18 months élevage in barrel.
The Chardonnay grapes, too, are harvested by hand, then pressed and the juice allowed to settle under cool temperature conditions. Fermentation then takes place in either stainless steel vats or oak barrels depending on the quality level. - Information from Wine Searcher