Montanet-Thoden Bourgogne Rouge Garance 2020


'This red is from Catherine’s Montanet-Thoden vineyards and is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes.

This red Burgundy is a very good example of red wine from the Vézelay region. The end result is influenced by the fossilised limestone soils that are found here – giving the wines a lively minerality. Remember that this vineyard is just to the south of Chablis and shares some of the famous limestone from that region.

The grapes for this wine are hand picked from the small plots of vines, destemmed, fermented with native yeasts and matured for 10 months in old oak barrels. Little sulphur is added to the bottle to maintain the freshness of the wine. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

And, by the way, the wine is named after a blue flower that is found within the vineyard. The flower has red roots from which the colour used to be extracted to make a dye. This was used in World War 1 to make red trousers for French soldiers.'

- Living Wines 

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