Burgundy Clos de Lupé Domaine Lupé-Cholet
Geographical and geological location:
Our vineyard remains the only "Clos" located in the heart of the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges; the surface is 1.8954 Ha and the average age of the vines is 40 years.
The soils are mainly clay-limestone.
100% Pinot Noir
The grapes are harvested manually in harvest crates which are transported to the winery as quickly as possible in order to avoid overheating,
rain and crushing of berries. The contents of the crates are passed on a sorting table to remove stones, leaves, green grapes (verjuice)...
Depending on the vintage, 85 to 100% of the harvest is destemmed to avoid excessive bitterness due to tannins from the stems.
Fermentation maceration then lasts 15 to 20 days in conical oak vats containing temperature-controlled radiators.
This makes it possible to control the fermentation temperatures directly influencing the extraction of aromas and color.
Finally, a gentle pressing highlights the nobility and elegance of the wine.
Barrel aging in oak barrels for 16 months with 20 to 40% new barrels, and a choice of wood from various sources: forests of Tronçais, Nevers, Vosges, Burgundy.
Aging in new barrels brings the flavors and tannins of oak staves and also - thanks to the porosity of the wood -
controlled oxygenation which allows good maturation of the wine. During ageing, the wine is stirred (resuspension of the fine lees)
to bring fat and roundness. It is racked before bottling, which is done without fining and with a light filtration,
thus preserving the natural richness of the appellation.
It has a beautiful bright garnet-red color. On the nose, its fruit is fine and delicate with notes of black fruits, green tea, dead leaves and ivy.
On the palate, it is well structured and ample with a background of balanced tannins and a discreet woodiness.
Serve at 16°C. it accompanies red meats grilled or cooked in sauce, game birds, cheeses.