Coteaux Bourguignons is a quite new appellation in Burgundy, created in 2011, with a name that evokes terroir and expertise. A wine that allows consumers to gain access to high-quality pure Burgundy wines, offering to the wine-lover the joy of discovery, the pleasure of tasting and the opportunity to learn more about this famous region.
As a regional appellation, l’Esprit d’Antonin Coteaux Bourguignons comes from selected vineyards in the South of Burgundy, mainly from the Côte Chalonnaise, historical and geographical cradle of Maison Rodet.
For this special tribute cuvee, Gamay, the famous grape that made the pleasant and fragrant red wines from Beaujolais and Mâconnais so well known, is blended with the red Burgundie's king variety Pinot Noir.
The vines, facing South and South-East, grow mainly on limestone soils often combined with marl and clay.
According to the Burgundian method, grapes were fully destemmed. Maceration and fermentation were conducted in concrete tanks with cap-punching twice a day during two weeks under maintened temperatures, between 26 and 28°C. (78-82°F.).
After the pressing, the temperatures were lowered in order to preserve the fruit aromas. The wine was then transferred to stainless-steel tanks to keep maximum fruit flavours. Malolactic fermentation was 100% completed to enable the wine to soften and prepare for bottling.
A pleasant wine, ready to drink now, but can also be kept 2-3 years.
Served, at a temperature of 15-16°C. (60°F.)