This cuvée « Grande Sélection » is a tribute to the talent of Antonin Rodet who gave its fame and credentials to the Maison Rodet in the early 20th century. The success of the Maison Rodet wines carefully selected among the best terroirs in France contributed to the international renown of this Mercurey based winery.
From the Thames to the Elbe River, passing through the shores of the Lake Geneva, the trendy districts of Paris, Bruges or Amsterdam, the Maison’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine were only available on allocation. Antonin Rodet’s consecration came with an award at the Universal Exhibition in 1900.
Vins de France is a quite new denomination (2009) for wines produced and sourced from different wine regions in France. It is a great opportunity for our winemaker to express the House skills with wines showing a steady style and unique personality and perfectly reflecting Antonin Rodet’s commitment towards the enhancement of French terroir, more specifically Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
100% Pinot Noir.
The grapes were harvested mechanically, a great way to ensure a pre-fermentary maceration period that will give a wine with brighter color and fresh fruity aromas. After that 4-days period, the harvested plots were vinified separately with a long fermentation of at least 3 weeks. The tank fermentation process ended with a post-fermentary maceration of 7 days at hot temperature to refine the tannins.
Then, the wine was aged for 4 months on fine lees, under wood for a quarter to bring a subtle structure and in stainless steel tanks to keep the fruit and freshness of the grape.
Ready to drink in order to appreciate its intense aromas, but can be kept for 2 to 3 years.
Serve ideally at around 16°C. / 61°F.