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Jean-Claude Boisset`Les Ursulines`Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019

Silky, smooth and satisfying - this soft and juicy red is bursting with summer red fruits and would be perfect with a Sunday roast.
Soft & Supple, Medium-Bodied Red
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Producer Jean-Claude Boisset
Country France
Region Burgundy
Wine Type Red Wine
Body / Style Soft & Supple, Medium-Bodied Red
Grape Blend 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size (ml) 750
% Abv 13
Vintage 2019
Special Features Vegan
Extra Info Silky French Classic
Food Pairing Guide Perfect for a pork roast, duck or turkey. Also a great match for vegetarian cuisine.
Terroir The fruit for this wine comes from old vines, mostly from the Côte de Nuits, which ensures that the quality of the blend is far higher than that of a standard Bourgogne

'Les Ursulines' Bourgogne Pinot Noir is a lovely cherry red, with aromas of wild strawberry and raspberry. It's silky and smooth, and despite not being a heavy wine, is warming and satisfying. An excellent value Red Burgundy - a wine which can often be a bit disappointing for the money. This went down a treat when we tasted it, and would be perfect when having family over for a Sunday roast.

Jean-Claude Boisset was radically transformed with the arrival in 2002 of viniculteur Grégory Patriat, one of the best viticulturalists/winemakers of his generation in Burgundy. Grégory had spent the previous three years working in the vineyards at Domaine Leroy and still spends a great deal of his time in the vineyards, paying his growers by the hectare in order to ensure low yields. He also prefers to work with organic growers, as he finds they produce better fruit. Unlike other Burgundian négociants, Grégory specialises in making wines from 'lieu-dits' or tiny plots of vines, something which accounts for the limited production of most of his wines.

Jean-Charles Boisset was born into a winemaking family in Burgundy. Today, Jean-Charles, his sister Nathalie, and his parents Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset are proprietors of a collection of more than 20 great wine estates from the world’s pre-eminent wine producing regions.

The fruit for this wine comes from old vines, mostly from the Côte de Nuits, which ensures that the quality of the blend is far higher than that of a standard Bourgogne. The vineyard management here is stringent and uses specific techniques to control yields, guaranteeing good concentration of flavours in the grapes. These techniques include debudding, cluster thinning, little or no use of fertiliser and environmentally-friendly vine protection. The grapes were hand harvested and collected into small 20kg crates. Sorting took place in the vineyards and then again at the winery. Grapes were 100% destemmed but not crushed, then gravity-fed into vats. Maceration lasted a total of 24 days including one week cold maceration at 12°C to develop aroma and good colour. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts with infrequent punching down of the cap. The wine was aged on lees for eight months in lightly toasted French oak barrels (15% new) before being lightly filtered and bottled.
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