La Gravotte - 2022 - Thierry Puzelat
A delectable Pinot Noir, driven by its fruit... Tasting superb from the barrel, it will surely become closed for a time after bottling – will benefit from cellaring.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.4 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2028
A cuvée of mainly Pinot Noir with a little Gamay, grown on a soil of flinty clay over white flinty chalk known as craie de Blois. The vines are around 40 years old. The vines are co-planted, meaning that all grape varieties are harvested and vinified at the same time. Viticulture and vinification are 100% natural. Yields are around 30 hl/ha on this 1.2-hectare parcel. Matured 6 months in demi-muid and Burgundy barrels. Unfined, unfiltered, just a micro-dose of sulphur added at bottling, on the 14th of March 2023.
Thierry Puzelat took over the family estate a few decades ago, 13 ha in Touraine, in the Loir-et-Cher. Time and a series of encounters would put him on the path to natural wines. In 1999, he decided to vinify for hismself, and to stop taking the easy route of a “guaranteed” income from the local wine cooperative. Once decided, he went all in, determined to produce wines without artifice,...All wines
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