A wine made from Albert Bichot’s estate in Pommard which abuts the vineyards of Volnay.
This is a wine made from carefully handpicked fruit vinified in Albert Bichot’s gravity-fed winery in their special temperature controlled conical oak vats.
The temperature is kept cool at the beginning of the fermentation to control the speed and to extract fresh cherry, strawberry, and currant fruit flavours from the Pinot Noir.
Towards the end of fermentation the temperature is raised to aid the extraction of colour and tannin from the grapes and give some body to the wine and so provide it with structural balance on the palate.
The wine is aged in oak for just over a year using about one third new oak.
The months of June, July and August were marked by particularly dry, hot and even scorching weather conditions during several weeks. Thankfully, spells of rain which were eagerly awaited, fell in August and allowed to relaunch the maturation process which had slowed down and even stopped in certain vineyards.
This Pommard “Clos des Ursulines” reveals a fruity nose reminiscent of cherry, blackcurrant and fig. Over the years these aromas will evolve toward notes of coffee and leather.
It is full and round on the palate with ripe tannins and rich, but not overly heavy in body.
This wine is powerful and well-structured yet remains subtle, elegant and almost “feminine” due to the vineyard’s proximity to Volnay. The finish is silky and velvety.
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