2017 Domaine Glantenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Maison Dieu

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cote d' Or
Country: France
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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Winery Notes:
Thierry Glantenay has taken over at his family domaine and is now producing exquisite, ethereal Volnay and full, powerful Pommard from many of the best terroirs. Thierry also has a small but brilliantly sited plot of Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières with some 80 year old vines. They don’t have a lot in quantity to offer as the domaine is only 7 hectares. They farm their own vines and make their own wines ensuring the best available quality. In the winery, everything is done gently but with perfection. Thierry trained as an engineer and so is always asking questions of himself and his methods, perfecting things with each effort. Across the board these wines are precise, focused and reflective of their underlying terroir, with great sappiness and depth in the mid-palates, coupled with brilliant structural integrity that makes them, to me, amongst the finest wines made in the southern half of Burgundy. Thierry is a meticulous and talented winemaker, who uses no more than twenty-five percent new oak for any of his top wines, allowing for a beautiful synthesis of pure fruit, delicate framing and a beautifully transcribed expression of terroir in each and every wine. There is a refined elegance and perfumed precision to the Glantenay wines that is very special, and is most impressive when working with the sometimes rather youthfully “sauvage” elements that can be found in young Pommard. Thierry is one of the stars of the Côte de Beaune, and because he is working in the village of Volnay, rather than Vosne-Romanée or Gevrey-Chambertin, his brilliant wines also offer extraordinary value in today’s crazy world of Burgundy pricing.

Plots : The Great Lands, The Monpoulain, The Vèves, The Small Meadows, The Saussots, The Lameroses, The Mole House God.

Vineyard : planting density of 10,000 plants per hectare, yield of 60 hectoliters per hectare.

Terroir : clay-limestone soils. Basements composed of white marl. Vineyard exposed east-south-east.

Vinification : 100% manual harvest with rigorous and systematic selective sorting at the plot then in the vat room. 100% destemming. Maceration in cold stainless steel vats for 7 days, regulation of temperatures. Reassembly and punching daily, vatting for 16 days.

Aging : on lees in stainless steel vats between 10 and 13 months. Clearing. Wine personality : to the eye, a dress rich in color, purple then ruby ​​deeper with age. On the nose, the bouquet opens on a basket of red and black berries (strawberry, cherries, blackcurrant, blueberry) and spices. Very lively on the palate, the Pinot Noir "Maison Dieu" is a structured wine, with a supple and round back.

Pairing : as an aperitif or to accompany poultry, roast veal, stew, cooked cheeses.

Guard : a fresh and gourmet wine to appreciate in its youth. However, it is surprising to note the potential of this Bourgogne, which can exceed ten years.

Service : recommended temperature 16 ° C.

Production : the annual production varies between 13000 and 15000 bottles.