Dents Rouges - 2019 - Olivier Bellanger
Notes of black fruits and spices... On the palate: fruity, serious and rich, with silky tannins, a beautifully crafted wine.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2027
65% Côt (20-year-old vines) and 35% Gamay (40 years old) grown organically on flinty clay. Grapes are harvested by hand. Vinification: the two grape varieties are vinified together, 100% destemmed, semi-carbonic, maceration for 10 days, indigenous yeasts, with punching down, and pumping over of must, all to better extract flavour and body. Matured for 11 months in Bordeaux barrels that have seen several wines, then blended in conical vats. Just a little dose of sulphur at bottling.
Olivier Bellanger, child of the '78 vintage, grandson and nephew of vignerons, lives in Monthou-sur-Cher. His career started down a rather traditional path, working 10 years as a vineyard worker at classic estates such as Domaine Philippe Tessier. But since Olivier launched his own estate in 2008, with his first vinifications in 2009, his wines have revealed a more vibrant personality than his...All wines
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