Cotes De Nuits Villages Bertrand Ambroise 2015, Burgundy, France
Grape variety, Pinot Noir
From a small vineyard at Corgoloin at the southern end of Cote de Nuits. A hedonistic wine full of spicy, cassis fruit. Absolutely delicious, this comes from a vineyard next to the Nuits Premier cru Clos de la Marechale and the quality shows.
A great match for Duck, Goose and Game Birds.
Domaine Bertrand Ambroise
Bertrand and son Francois have been working the domaine organically now for a number of years and the whole estate will be officially certified as such next year. This is one of the few domaines in the Cotes de Nuits to make splendid white as well as red wines. For the reds, Bertrand continues to believe in low yields, picking at full ripeness and de-stemming 100%. In 2009 maceration was extended to up to 28 days including eight day pre-fermentation cold soak, a technique which extracts the maximum of colour and fruit without excessive tannin. Whilst the percentage of new oak in the cellar remains high, most of the wines are now aged in larger 400 litre casks in order to privilege the maximum of fruit.