2016 Maison en Belles Lies L'Etrange
After a long professional life in the fashion and garment industry in Paris, Pierre Fenals decided to follow his heart and moved to Burgundy to become a winemaker. The below notes are translated from Pierre's French tasting notes... This is a blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay and Chardonnay. Harvest is done by hand picking in small crates of 20kg. The grapes are sorted at the pick and at the winery. The grapes go straight to large, closed, wooden vats. The grapes are partly destemmed, no chaptalisation, no sulphur, natural yeasts, control of temperatures, soft vinification for 40 or 50 days. Only one pumping over for homogenisation at the beginning and another at the end of vinification. Very gentle pressing on vertical hydraulic press. Assembly of run and press juices after tasting. The wine is transferred to barrels by gravity. Maturing for 14 months, no sulphur. No sulfur added before bottling, no fining, no filtration, bottling by gravity at the estate.