Jaffelin, the smallest of the great Burgundy wine houses as they like to remind people, entered a new chapter in its history in 2004, when they completely renovated their vat room and fitted it out with high precision equipment. Marinette Garnier, their oenologist-winemaker, creates their ‘hand-made’ wines in this magical location in the historical centre of Beaune. Since then, Jaffelin continues to present the very best of the finest Burgundy terroirs within a comprehensive collection of wines, which are recognised in prestigious wine competitions and appreciated by connoisseurs around the world.
A native of Burgundy, the Pinot Noir likes limestone soils in which it reveals its full aromatic potential. The grapes are harvested by hand and transported in 20kg crates. The harvested grapes are entirely destemmed and then go into vat for around 24 days at below 32°C. The wine is aged in the cellars of the Notre-Dame Chapter in previously-used French oak barrels for 18 months, before being bottled. 15% new oak.
Ruby red hue with bright tints. On the nose, the wine releases pronounced aromas of crunchy red fruit. Powerful yet supple on the palate with smooth, coated tannins. The fruit is perfectly balanced with the oak, adding fine aromatic complexity.
This wine is recommended with beef Bourguignon or cheeses such as Epoisses