|Article number:||La Fortune Bourgogne Rouge|
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Produced from a 2.3 ha parcel planted to 20-25 year old Pinot Noir vines, "La Fortune" is fermented and aged in wood vessels with at least two-thirds of the stems included, to impart added structure and tannin. Sometimes the must will be blended back into the finished wine. Depending on the vintage, this wine sees ten months to a year's aging prior to release. Importer Kermit Lynch writes: "The de Villaines farm three appellations within the Côte Chalonaise, namely Bouzeron (Aligoté), Rully (Chardonnay) and Mercurey (Pinot Noir). Their single-vineyard parcels are stunning examples of what this complex and amazing terroir can yield. Though their wines are quite enjoyable young, their ability to age well is what one might expect from a master such as de Villaine. Much of this is due to both the diversity of his vinestock and his organic and biodynamic methodology in the vineyards, both of which Aubert stands by with great conviction.