Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The harvest of the grapes is performed manually. After reception of the winery and destemming, the must is placed in a vat for a period of 12 to 15 days. For the three first days, the temperature is maintained between 61 to 65°C. This process allows to keep the primary aromas in the wine. After the temperature of the vat naturally elevates to be maintained between 83 and 91°F during a few days. Wines stay 15 months in cellar before being bottled. During this period, the wine undergoes a second fermentation named malolactic fermentation which allows it to stabilize its structure. It spends about 12 months of its life in oak barrels with one third in new barrels, in order to give it the necessary tannin. After this time, the wines are prepared for bottling.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of red fruit (cherry, blackcurrant, raspberry) evolving with a touch of liquorice and toasted nuts. It is balanced and powerful. Robust and generous, the Clos des Argillières preserve their character acquiring a beautiful roundness after ageing, changing and evolving with an aroma of violets.