Region: Burgundy, France
Jean Loron Les Pierres Dorées Pinot Noir 2018
The first vines of Pinot Noir, in conversion to organic farming, have been planted in 2010 by Maison Jean Loron on the chalky-clayey hillsides of the South Beaujolais. This region, combining soils with suitable drainage, a North exhibition and an ideal freshness meet the best conditions for an exceptional Pinot Noir.
The 20 hectares of vines are situated in the village of Ville-sur-Jarnioux, at the heart of the region of Pierre Dorées in the South of Burgundy. The plots are planted at an altitude of 400m on soils consisting of many clays accompanied by siliceous pebbles.
Traditional Burgundian vinification in de-stemmed grapes with a long maceration of 20 days. Maturing on fine lees, in barrel of 2 to 4 wines and in stainless steel vats.
This wine offers a ruby crystal clear colour. The intense nose develops wild strawberry aromas with undergrowth and licorice notes, and a discreet smoked touch. The mouth is elegant, well balanced between crisping and roundness. Tannins are well integrated. The fruity aromas express themselves intensely and persist in a finale full of greed and freshness.
Food suggestions: Beef rib, grilled meats, lamb and cheese spread.
Serving Temperature from 15 to 18 °C
Aging potential 2 to 5 years
• Millésime 2017 – International Wine Challenge 2019 – Gold