Domaine Meix Foulot, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, Côte Chalonnaise, France 2018
The Domaine du Meix Foulot has been in the hands of the de Launay family for multiple generations. The vineyards are managed in as natural a manner as possible. Vines are pruned short, no herbicides are used, and fertilizer, natural compost, is rarely applied.
Agnes de Launay’s Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise comes from a west-facing 0.7-hectare parcel of 15-to-20-year-old Pinot Noir planted in gravelly clay in the commune of Saint Denis de Vaux, in the valley that separates Mercurey and Givry. It undergoes a three-week fermentation in stainless steel with twice-daily punch-downs and occasional pump-overs, and spends ten months in steel in order to maximize its expression of fresh fruit.