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Capitain Gagnerot Vosne-Romanee Aux Raviolle 2017

ID No: 447624
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Winery:Capitain Gagnerot
Grape Type:Pinot Noir
Vintage:2017
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Following harvest, the wine was fermented using wild, native yeast in an temperature-controlled stainless steel tank. After 45 days or so, the tank was drained and the pomace pressed, and the wine transferred to 60-gallon French oak barrels, 25% of them new. During the first year, we racked the wine off of the yeast lees three times, and by May 2019 it had been sufficiently clarified to bottle without fining or filtration. I am especially impressed by its bright ruby hue, a color so commanding it reminded me of the 1995 red Bordeaux wines I tasted from barrel during my trip to France in the Spring of 1996. It’s loaded with flavors that range from wild cherry to chocolate, enhanced by the lovely hint of tobacco leaf and mint. Each aromatic component has its own individual fascination, but all of them together provide a remarkable experience. Here’s a complete Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that we expect it to improve for 20 years.  It's a from a very small crop that will provide decades of pleasure." - Bruce Neyers

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Product Description

Capitain Gagnerot Vosne-Romanee Aux Raviolle  is made from 100 percent Pinot Noir.

Deep red, light purple in color.  Floral and giving of slight underbrush.  Lithe, yet forceful of expressive forward fruit which builds upon a velvety and coolness. The flavor holds very well on the palate, with mineral driven finish.


SOILS

Limestone on marl, very permeable, made of scree which contains erosion.


VINIFICATION / MATURING

Harvested by hand, sorted and destemed.

Alcoholic fermentation in open vats, for about 15 days with 2 punch-down a day at the beginning.

Maturation in oak barrels (10% new barrels) for 13 months.

TASTING NOTES

Colour : Deep red colour, ruby to garnet.

Nose : Black fruits aromas (blackcurrant, blueberry, blackberry), and spices.

Mouth : Powerfull, with rich and balanced tannins, its structure suggest a good ageing potential.

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Winery: Capitain Gagnerot

The Domaine Gagnerot was established in 1802. In 1864 Marie, Jean-Baptiste’s unique daughter, marries François Capitain, wine trader, native of Champlitte. Together, Jean-Baptiste and François establish the Domaine Capitain-Gagnerot.

After the phylloxera crisis wich ravaged the Burgundian vineyard from the 1870s the the 1880s, Marie then widowed, decides to keep the domaine and to replant it vines. The succession is since made from father to son.

After the Second World War, Roger Capitain inherits 3 hectares of vineyards and a wine trade. His two sons, Patrice and Michel, take over the domaine upon his retirement.

Today, the domaine comprise 16 hectares of vineyards in full ownership, and it is Pierre-François and Delphine, Patrice’s children, who now oversee its destiny, supported by their spouses.


Terroir

The particularity of Burgundy is to produce on diversified terroirs wines elaborated with a single grape variety, which emphasize the specificity of every appellation : Pinot Noir for red wines, Chardonnay for white wines.

Our terroir refers to the specific characteristics of grounds, subsoil, weather conditions and vines, but it is also the result of man’s work and knowhow, refined over a long history.

Located at the junction of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, the highly defined vineyard of Ladoix is ideally situated on the Coteau de Corton, the only hillside in Burgundy to produce both white Grand Crus and red Grand Crus.

This famed hillside has a geologic profile which comprises two types of soils:

• Marl limestone convenient for great white wines;

• Clay and limestone, yielding red wines of great finesse.


Winemaking

Our wines are produced in accordance with reasoned culture principles, applying at the same time the principles of integrated farming and as often as the weather conditions allow it, those of biodynamic farming. We work in harmony with the vineyard and its ecosystem, by favoring natural treatment products and by limiting our interventions to the minimum, in order to obtain a healthy harvest.

Vineyards are regularly earthed up and ploughed to ensure that the vines draw in depth the typicality and the expression of their terroir. Plowing also avoids rapid erosion of the soil, therefore ensuring optimal growing conditions for the vines.

A rigorous selection of plants, a thorough pruning and an early thinning out of leaves allow the control of quality and yield. To always obtain the best of each plot, there only remains to select the most favorable harvest date for an optimal maturity and quality. We believe that great wines are born in the vineyard.

Completely hand-harvested, grapes are sorted out and destemmed before being placed in tanks to be vinified.


The fermentation of Pinot Noir is naturally made, in open tank, without yeast addition, during 12 to 15 days following the harvest, in a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. The wine is punched-down twice a day at the beginning of wine-making.


Wines are exclusively matured in oak barrels during 12 to 18 months. After the malolactic fermentation and a light filtration, they are bottled.


After racking of the must, our Chardonnay ends its alcoholic fermentation in barrels at a temperature between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius to ensure that it retains all its aromatic freshness.

After a minimum 10 month maturing in cask, wines are racked, filtered and bottled.

To protect the character of our wine and its terroir, we do not use more than 10% of new wood.

We believe that wood is solely a support in making good wine, and a slight touch of it is enough to achieve that goal.

Our viticulture and wine-making reflect our will to make genuinely fresh wines, which are the expression of our rich terroir, and of the elegance of the great grape varieties of Burgundy.

The fermentation of Pinot Noir is naturally made, in open tank, without yeast addition, during 12 to 15 days following the harvest, in a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. The wine is punched-down twice a day at the beginning of wine-making.

Wines are exclusively matured in oak barrels during 12 to 18 months. After the malolactic fermentation and a light filtration, they are bottled.

After racking of the must, our Chardonnay ends its alcoholic fermentation in barrels at a temperature between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius to ensure that it retains all its aromatic freshness.

After a minimum 10 month maturing in cask, wines are racked, filtered and bottled.

To protect the character of our wine and its terroir, we do not use more than 10% of new wood.

We believe that wood is solely a support in making good wine, and a slight touch of it is enough to achieve that goal.

Our viticulture and wine-making reflect our will to make genuinely fresh wines, which are the expression of our rich terroir, and of the elegance of the great grape varieties of Burgundy.

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