Hautes Cotes de Beaunes Famille Picard 2016


Tasting Notes: Spicy, suggesting red berries and cinnamon. Ample fruity flavor, hint of blueberry and moss, light tannin and balanced acidity.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Hold Time: Now or up to 7 years

Pair With: This wine will pair well will pork fillet, veal, or poultry dishes. Try chicken or turkey casseroles in creamy sauces, tasty not too spicy, and vegetarian food. Also, soft creamy cheese.

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The Picard family owns an 85 acres domain and the Château of Chassagne-Montrachet. They have magnificent 11th and 14th century cellars. You can visit the place and stay in one of the classy five guest rooms.

They have vineyards over several different villages and appellations, the plots or « climats », as they are called in Bourgogne, being often very small.

This wine comes from 50-year-old vines grown on clayish limestone.

The grapes are carefully handpicked, destemmed and sorted out for ripeness.

After 6 days of maceration, followed by pressing and fermentation for 18 days, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 10 months, then transferred to vats for 5 months. Finally, it is filtered and bottled. All this care is necessary to produce a typical Bourgogne with the expected taste, elegance and bright light red color.

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