GRAND CONSEILLER PINOT NOIR
VIN DE FRANCE
This range was named after him, to celebrate his beliefs and actions as Great Councillor (Grand Conseiller).
Food and wine pairing
This wine perfectly reflects our commitment towards the enhancement of varietal, and more specifically Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
We have selected the best « terroirs » to create this wine, sourcing Pinot Noir grapes from the south of France and adding extra value using grapes from the Pinot Noir native soil. In the South, the Pinot Noir finds a perfect climate and well-drained soils that make its fruity character outstand. It can even display some minerality. From its native region, the grape features a wide and complex range of expressions coming from the terroir variations.
It is a complex, easy-drinking wine, pleasing to all tastes.
Once in the winery, the grapes are fully destemmed to keep only the fruits and vated in stainless steel tanks for the fermentation process. It lasts between 18 and 25 days depending on the vintage conditions. During the process, all the components of the grapes (pigments, tannins, aromas) are gently extracted by punching donw the cap (twice a day) and pumping the juice over the cap every 3 days.
Then, the wine is aged during 6 months mainly in stainless steel vats but a proportion is casked into oak barrels (with a proportion of 30% new oak) to soften the tannins, bring more roundness and aromatic complexity to the wine. It results in a fine marriage of fruit and oaky aromas.