La Belouse Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes is a beautiful old-vines Pinot Noir from Domaine de l'Echelette in Burgundy. The Domaine de l'Echelette is located at the heart of Burgundy in the Mâconnais region famous for its white wines made from the Chardonnay grape. The Domaine has been a family business for 35 years; it was built 130 years ago for the purpose of producing wine. Production decreased rapidly at the end of the 19th century as phylloxera rapidly decimated a vast majority of the vineyards. It was only in 1976 -one century after its creation - that Michel Champliaud bought the estate and brought the vineyard back to life. The vineyard is now shared between three villages and is made up of vines between 7 and 57 years. The vines thrive in Burgundy's famous argilo-calcareous (clay-limestone) soil.
La Belouse Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes is a beautiful red wine gem of 100% Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir vineyard consists of 35-year-old vines growing on limestone soil, giving spicy and strawberry flavors to the wines. "This wine is full of character, it's a real rustic farmer-style Burgundy. The cherry fruit we usually find in pinots from Burgundy is present but takes a back seat to black raspberry and strawberry. On the palate we find the subtle strawberry again but also a nice spice and a surprisingly good grip and long finish. For the wine drinker looking to have an authentic Burgundy and not break the bank I cannot think of a better wine."-Golden Vines
Enjoy La Belouse Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes over the next 5-7 years with roast pork, grilled salmon, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.