Domaine Truchetet Bourgogne Les Chaillots Rouge 2020


This cuvée is from 60 year old vines, hence offering more depth than you would expect at this level. Lovely, silky feel to the fruit: rich and generous. This is delightful drinking, rich yes..yet still elegant.

“A 100% Pinot Noir cuvée from old vines farmed organically and planted in the 1950s on the Chaillots parcel in the commune of Nuits-Saint-George. The parcel has deep soil with clay and small pebbles on the surface – called chailles – and natural grassing between the vines. The grapes are harvested by hand, with careful sorting in the vineyard and in the cellar. Vinification: 15 days of cold maceration, followed by gentle pressing, and transfer by gravity into barrels (25% new oak) for 12 months of maturation then an additional five months in vats. Bottled in February 2021.” Morgan Truchetet

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Domaine Truchetet, a very special very small Domaine in the heart of Nuits Saint Georges, it has been family owned and run for 6 generations.  Jean-Pierre Truchetet has been handing the baton over to children Morgan and Julie for some time and in 2018 he took full retirement, leaving the next generation in charge.

Soil comes first and they are now “officially” moving towards organic farming. They continue to explore new practices, such as innovative plant and seaweed treatments. Their objective: to give energy back to their soil while bottling the fullest expression of each terroir. In the attempt to avoid too much oak influence in their wines, the Truchetets use an unusual barrel called a Harlequin which combines alternative staves of oak and acacia and does indeed have a harlequin look about it. The acacia allows oxygen ingress without adding brute wood notes, effectively halving the oak influence on the wine. To further mitigate the new wood effect, they undergo a very light toasting for a maximum of two hours.

Domaine Truchetet  produce small quantities of pure, delicious and thoughtful wine.

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