Country: France Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2013
Category: Red Wine Color: Red Varietal: Pinot Noir/Nero
Producer: Jean-Claude Boisset
"Jean-Claude Boisset is a private family-owned wine company that was founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin. The Boisset Family makes wines from vineyards all over France and in America. But their home is in Burgundy and their offices and winery are located in an old Ursuline convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
In 2002, Jean-Charles recruited Grégory Patriat to revitalise and reinvent the Jean-Claude Boisset name, something which he has done brilliantly. Gregory had previously worked at top Vosne-Romanée producer Domaine Leroy, where he had been more involved with the vineyards than the winery. He adopted the same approach at JCB, where he set about transforming it from a négociant, a producer who buys wine from growers, to a viniculteur, a producer who buys grapes from producers with whom he has worked closely to achieve the quality he wants. “The quality of the wine comes from the grapes,” he asserts. Because of this approach, he often makes wines from tiny parcels, some of which we will only have for one vintage.
Grégory’s skill is reflected in his stunning St Aubin Premier Cru ‘En Remilly’ 2013, which was awarded the St Aubin Premier Cru Trophy at the 2015 International Wine Challenge (IWC). Grégory makes Pinot Noir that is clean and bright. His consistency is a testament of his talent with his 2013 Clos de la Roche also taking home the IWC Clos de la Roche Trophy in 2015."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Grégory Patriat
Maranges is the southernmost wine appellation in the Côte de Beaune. The vineyards here face south/south-east, benefitting from great sun exposure, and the soils are mostly limestone. Jean-Claude Boisset's Maranges wine comes from vineyards with limited yields due to severe de-budding and, if necessary, green harvesting. The soil is worked without fertilizers and environmentally friendly pest management is employed to respect the beneficial local wildlife.
"The grapes were sorted firstly in the vineyard and secondly on the sorting table when they arrived at the winery. The grapes were completely destemmed but not crushed and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 22 days including one week of cold maceration at 12°C. Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only, with infrequent punching down of the cap (eight maximum). The wine aged on lees for 14 months with no racking, using a proportion of 20% new French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a very delicate touch of oak to the wine.
The wine was not fined, but was very gently filtered before being bottled using gravity in November 2014"
On the nose the wine is fresh and floral, with notes of violets. The nose is complemented by a clean and structured palate, with refreshing acidity and fine tannins.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 12.5%