Domaine Deliance, Givry Premier Cru Clos de la Servoisine 2018Red
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Profound Ruby colored, Ripened dark Cherry Red and Black currant, Game and wild forest life with a great tannic structure for a lingering finish. Sold in the USA at $44 average.
60 years old
Certified HVE. Plowing, pruning and harvest done by hand. Consistent yield control by pruning off unnsatisfying cluster to concentrate nutriments for better quality. Minimal to no sysnthetic product with goal to stop them. Biodiversty.
Hand-harvested, 100% de-stemmed, 2-3 days cold maceration pre-fermentation into stainless steel open vats, natural Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeast for 4-5 days with one light pumping over and a daily cap pushing (altogether 10 to 15 days depending of vintage). Free run and press wine blended for sttling. Removal of a majority of marc before barreling to start the malolactic fermentation. Use of 30% new French oak barrel and 70% 1-2 wine French oak barrel for 12 month.
The warm Winter prevented the soil to refill enough moist and set up the stage for a dry spring. Coming May, a lasting drought took place, followed by a very hot and dry weather in June. This created an opposite effect on the plant that went dormant due to exhaustion, stopping the maturing of the fruits. It resulted with problematic tannins, that stopped maturing while it started so well early in the season. 30% to 40% yield was lost, but the quality was very high. Although the thick skin could have been a real problematic for other vintners, The Deliance family applied his signature finesse technique to make sure that he brings forth complexity and the terroirs, instead of a simplistically heavy approach. Harvest by hand early thanks to an early maturity of the fruits. A rare vintage that can be both consumed now and chave a long aging potential thanks to the ideal level of acidity.
Cétes Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
Clay Limestone soil, hillside facing south.