Les Vignerons de Mancey Bourgogne Red
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Les Vignerons de Mancey cooperative was founded in 1929 and is committed to promoting its members’ terroirs and famous Burgundy grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté, and Gamay!
- Great value Pinot Noir.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The grapes are destemmed and go into stainless steel vats. The fermentation creates an increase in temperature, which helps maceration, resulting in the distribution of the color within the fermenting must. Fermentation lasts 8-10 days during which pumping-over operations are carried out and the temperature constantly monitored. The juice is then drawn off and the stalks and pulp are pressed. The free run and press juices are blended together in certain proportions. Some of the wine is then stored in vats and the remainder goes into barrels. After several rackings, bottling takes place in July. Drinks well for up to seven years.
Tasting Notes: Pale, light ruby color. On the nose, the wine is very expressive and open, releasing aromas of red fruit, such as red currants, cherries, and griotte cherries macerated in alcohol. It is supple on the palate, with nice cherry- stone-like fruit. It is a simple, delicate wine, at a very early stage of its development. Lovely, extremely fresh finish. This is a very easy to drink wine.
Les Vignerons de Mancey (the winemakers of Mancey) is a cooperative in the region of Burgundy (Bourgogne) and the terroir of the Mâconnais, popular for its famous Burgundy wines. More than 80% of Burgundy wines are produced from two grape varieties, Pinot Noir for reds and Chardonnay for whites. Two other main grape varieties are Gamay and Aligoté. For each of these wines, the methods are very specific and respect the precise specifications that govern Burgundy AOCs.