Maison En Belles Lies, Maranges Premier Cru "Les Clos Roussots" 2020, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
This Burgundian Pinot Noir is full of black fruits, currants, and cedar, with a bright palate of concentrated fruit and light tannins.
APPELLATION (AVA): Maranges
SUBREGION: Côte de Beaune
VINEYARD: Les Clos Roussots (Premier Cru)
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
SOIL: Clay, limestone
VINIFICATION: Whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts. Aged 18 months in neutral oak, sur lie. No SO2 added.
COLOR: Deep ruby
BODY: Light to medium bodied
PRIMARY AROMAS: Black fruits, currant, cedar
FLAVOR: Full and bright, spicy texture, dried plum
FORMAT: 750 ml
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Pierre Fenals of Maison on Belle Lies
“After a long professional life in the fashion and garment industry in Paris, Pierre decided to follow his heart and moved to Burgundy to become a winemaker. As is the way with biodynamics, the universe conspired to introduce Pierre to Rudolf Steiner through happenstance. He bought one of Steiner’s book on a whim at a Parisian flea market and thus began his journey from cloth to vine. This path included raising cows (to learn farming biodynamically) and “interning” with Trapet, Lapierre, and Emmanuel Giboulot. In 2002 he purchased his first 2.5 hectares of vines in Maranges and in the Haute Côtes de Beaune.
“Pierre’s winery is located in Saint-Aubin and he now also rents and owns vines in Santenay, Monthelie and Corton including a plot of Le Corton itself. As for the name Belles Lies, it derives from a practice developed by 17th century monks who would dry their barrels and rub them with the lees from the vintage. A fitting technique for a vigneron who is yielding pure, traditional translations of place.” (zrswines.com)
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: Clos Roussots is located on the lower slopes of the Mont de Sène (aka The Mount of Three Crosses) in the Maranges appellation. It is in the southernmost tip of the Côte de Beaune.