Domaine Chapelle

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Domaine Chapelle et Fils is situated in the heart of Santenay, the southernmost village of the Cote d’Or. The Domaine dates back to 1893, when the Chapelle family first purchased plot of land in both Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet. Today, Jean-Francois Chapelle and his wife, Yvette, run the estate. Santenay’s terroir is unique: limestone covered by sandy loam. Situated at the south edge of the Cote de Beaune, one would expect it to be white wine country. However, the vignerons of Santenay devote themselves almost exclusively to Pinot Noir. In total, Domaine Chapelle covers 20 hectares, the vast majority of which is planted with Pinot Noir. The domain has a production of 110,000 bottles annually with only 5% of this is exported out of France.

Tasting Notes

Cherries and spice, brilliant ruby red color in the glass with black fruit and juniper berry.


Cultivation

Soil mechanics work to avoid the use of herbicides, emphasizing the natural balance of the plant in each plot. Biological Control Plant, controlled by Bureau Veritas. Manual harvest, southern exposure.


Vinification

Pre-fermentation cold maceration for 5 days, then vatting for 10 days.


Aging

Aged for 12 months in stainless steel vats, put in bottles without gluing or filtration.

APPELLATION

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

VARIETAL

Pinot Noir

ABV

12.5%

SOIL

Limestone, sand

PHILOSOPHY

Traditional

AVERAGE AGE

42 years

ANNUAL PRODUCTION

20,000 btls

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