Tony Bornard Vin de France Le Pinot Noir 2016
'It is useful to remember that Tony's vineyards are only an hour's drive from the centre of Burgundy, so it is not surprising that Pinot is grown here
This is a more serious Pinot Noir than his early drinking Le Pinot Ctambule 2015, which we received last October and were showing at Rootstock 2016. The vines are about 25-30 years old growing in black and red marl in a parcel just near the famous Pupillin sign you can see as you drive along the N83 from Poligny to Arbois.
During maceration Le Pinot had a little pigeage and pump-over so it is slightly more extracted than Le Pinot Ctambule. This wine was aged in a single 400 litre barrel and was bottled in June 2016.'
- Living Wines