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Domaine de la Cras Bourgogne Rouge 'Montre Cul'
£34.33

Domaine de la Cras

Domaine de la Cras Bourgogne Rouge 'Montre Cul'

Country: France 
Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vintage: 2017
Non Certified Practicing Biodynamic

In 2013 the city of Dijon purchased a 160 hectare property on the edge of the city, complete with a winery and 8 hectares of planted land (5 red, 3 white).  They then ran a competition, the prize: to run the estate and have free reign on the wine made there.  The only requirement was that the winemaker must be young with no existing family vineyards and pay an annual rent to the city of Dijon of 2,000 bottles.   Marc Soyard, originally from Jura, had previously worked at Domaine Bizot in Vosne-Romanée as the vineyard manager, working closely with Jean-Yves Bizot in the winery.  Marc has a very hands off approach to winemaking, farming organically with biodynamic practices.

Although the Domaine is Bourgogne AOC, Marc also has the exclusive right to label under ‘Coteaux de Dijon’.

'Montre Cul' is one of Marc Soyard's steepest vineyards, giving inspiration to the name. With only 900 bottles produced each year, this is one of the smallest production cuvées made at Domaine de la Cras. 100% Pinot Noir from vines planted between 1983 and 2001. Part carbonic maceration.

PRODUCER NOTES

In 2013 the city of Dijon purchased a 160 hectare property on the edge of the city, complete with a winery and 8 hectares of planted land (5 red, 3 white).  They then ran a competition, the prize: to run the estate and have free reign on the wine made there.  The only requirement was that the winemaker must be young with no existing family vineyards and pay an annual rent to the city of Dijon of 2,000 bottles.   Marc Soyard, originally from Jura, had previously worked at Domaine Bizot in Vosne-Romanée as the vineyard manager, working closely with Jean-Yves Bizot in the winery.  Marc has a very hands off approach to winemaking, farming organically with biodynamic practices.

Although the Domaine is Bourgogne AOC, Marc also has the exclusive right to label under ‘Coteaux de Dijon’.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

'Montre Cul' is one of Marc Soyard's steepest vineyards, giving inspiration to the name. With only 900 bottles produced each year, this is one of the smallest production cuvées made at Domaine de la Cras. 100% Pinot Noir from vines planted between 1983 and 2001. Part carbonic maceration.