Bourgogne "Gueule d'Amour" - 2020 - Jonathan Purcell
A nose with notes of cranberry, blackberry, and undergrowth, with hints of leather. Palate: at once mature and fresh, this is a supple wine with well-integrated tannins, and lovely length.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2028
100% Pinot Noir, from vines around 40 years old, farmed organically and planted in two parcels: one in the centre of Mercurey, with red clay soils over limestone, and the other overlooking Mercurey in the Vallée des Vaux, with granite soils. The grapes are hand harvested, and vinified naturally: two weeks of semi-carbonic maceration, the grapes left untouched for 10 days, followed by 5 days with crushing and punch downs. Matured 10 months in barrels that have seen several wines. Bottled in June 2021, without fining, filtration or added sulphites.
Jonathan Purcell is a young Californian winemaker full of talent. His father introduced him to the pleasures of wine at an early age, by having him taste Burgundies from the ’40s and ’50s. The aromas of those elixirs marked him for life. By the age of 15 he’d already decided that “when he grows up” he too would make wine. After working his first harvests in Australia, South Africa and the Napa...All wines
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