Andre Goichot Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018
Bourgogne rouge comes from the Pinot Noir grape whose name can be traced back as far as 1375 and which gives birth to all the great red wines of Burgundy. It is delicate, highly valued and needs careful looking after during the growing season. The appellation BOURGOGNE ROUGE dates from 1937 and is grown in 299 communes throughout winegrowing Burgundy. The Bourgogne Pinot Noir grows and flourishes near more prestigious crus. These close neighbors are separated by only hundreds or sometimes even as little as tens of meters. The vineyards tend to be located along the foot of the wine-growing slopes on limestone soils mixed with some clays and marls. The soils are stony, rocky even, and quick-draining.
Plantation density: 10 000 vine stocks per hectare. Pruning: Guyot. Yield: 50 hectolitres per hectare. Handpicked harvest. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maturation during 7-8 months in cellar for ageing.
To the eye, the wine is colored - crimson at first then, with age, shading towards dark ruby. To the nose it offers at first a basket of small red and black fruits (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant, and bilberry) later evolving into cooked prune, peppery notes, and notes of animal, underbrush, moss and mushroom. It is lively and structured in the mouth with a well-rounded and supple backbone. Tannins and fruit go hand in hand and the chewiness matches the power of the secondary aromas. This wine has volume and flesh. SERVING TEMPERATURE 13 to 15°C
Founded in 1947 near Meursault, Maison André Goichot is one of the most renowned negociant in Burgundy. Implanted in Beaune since 2000, as one of the last family company, the story of the House continues with the 3rd generation. Owner of Château de la Guiche since 1979 in Montagny, the estate grows in 2015 through Domaine les Guignottes with 10 hectares of Montagny, Montagny 1er Cru and Santenay. In 2017 we completed our estate with the 25 hectares of Château du Cray in Mercurey. In addition, the development of our negociant activity allowed us to build several strong partnerships in the most renowned burgundy appellations.