Domaine Truchetet Bourgogne Les Chaillots
5 in stock
Region: Burgundy, France
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir
Domaine Truchetet Bourgogne Les Chaillots has a nose of black fruits and Szechuan pepper. Perfectly balanced and extremely smooth on the end.
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5 in stock
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About Domaine Truchetet Bourgogne Les Chaillots
Domaine Truchetet Bourgogne Les Chaillots is a 100% Pinot Noir cuvée from old vines farmed organically and planted in the 1950s on the Chaillots parcel in the commune of Premeaux Prissey. The parcel has deep soil with clay and small pebbles on the surface – called chailles – and natural grassing between the vines. The grapes are harvested by hand, with careful sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar. Vinification: 15 days of cold maceration, followed by gentle pressing, and transfer by gravity into barrels (25% new oak) for 12 months of maturation then an additional five months in vats.
About Domaine Truchetet
Morgan and Julie Truchetet, brother and sister, took over Domaine Truchetet from their father Jean-Pierre in January of 2019. Together, they represent the fifth generation to lead Domaine Truchetet. After receiving his diploma in viticulture and oenology from the lycée viticole in Beaune, Morgan worked at Domaine Lescure, eventually rising to the position of vineyard manager from 2012 to 2018. During this time, his little sister Julie perfected her knowledge of terroirs while working for more than ten years at Domaine Truchetet, alongside Jean-Pierre. So it seems only natural that in 2019 they decided to join forces to take over the Domaine and begin a conversion to organic viticulture. They continue to explore new practices, such as innovative plant and seaweed treatments. Their objective: to give energy back to their soil while bottling the fullest expression of each terroir. It’s an ambitious challenge, but one that Morgan and Julie are more than ready to take on!
Burgundy (“Bourgogne” in French) is an historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had devout followers throughout the world and continue to do so today. Although Bordeaux produces about four times as much wine every year, Burgundy’s estimated 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of vineyards are considered to be of equal importance, producing some of the most exclusive wines on Earth.
Burgundy wines come from several distinct sub-regions, each with its own particular character. Four of these are located at the heart of Burgundy, in a narrow strip running for 120km (75 miles) between the towns of Dijon and Mâcon. From north to south they are the Côte d’Or (comprising the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune), the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais.
The two key grape varieties of Burgundy are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both members of the extended ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties. Their “poor cousins” Gamay and Aligoté are also grown throughout the region, producing more rustic styles of wine.