Domaine Coillot, Pinot Noir "La Charme aux Prêtres" Marsannay, Côtes de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2018
Deep garnet red with bluish highlights. Aromatic, revealing notes of berries (cherry, blackcurrant) with a hint of spice. Full and rich on the approach, the sublime fruity tannins coat the palate with great finesse and subtlety. Long, velvety finish.
Domaine Coillot was established in the village of Marsannay in the 1960s. The estate's vines range from 20-65 years of age, with low yields and therefore low production. Christophe Coillot's philosophy is to make terroir-driven wines as naturally as possible, with the least amount of intervention in the vineyard.
The estate practices sustainable farming and does not use insecticides, pesticides, or herbicides. Harvest is done by hand, and there is no addition of yeasts, enzymes, or any chaptalization during vinification. Fermentation takes place during a period of 20-30 days under strict temperature control. This is followed by 18 months of aging in oak barrels (some new wood used).
Region: Côte de Nuits
Grape: Pinot Noir