2017 Herisson Rose Box Wine
WINEMAKER Francois Moutard
REGION Coteaux Bourguignons (Epineuil and southern Burgundy, at the edge of Beaujolais)
GRAPE VARIETY Pinot Noir/Gamay
SOIL Clay, limestone with Kimmeridgian topsoil (Epineuil), Granite base (Southern Burgundy)
AGE OF VINES Oldest plantings in 1954 to 2000
VITI VINI A good farmer, Francois’ practices in the vineyard are sustainable. Intervention in the cellar is minimal. The fruit is crushed, vatted and a cold, prefermentation maceration lasts about a week to extract color and structure. The primary and malolactic fermentations occur naturally with indigenous yeast. Blended then maturation in tank for a minimum of 7 months prior to bentonite fining (vegan), filtration and sulfur additions appropriate for ensuring freshness in this format. The winemaking aim is to preserve the fresh, vibrant fruit character in the finished wine.