Domaine Prieure Roch
2017 Mixed 4 pack including Pinoterie Pure
1 bottle of Ladoix “Les Cloud Blanc” 2017
1 bottle of Ladoix “Les Cloud Rouge” 2017
1 bottle of Bourgogne Roses 2017
1 bottle of Pinoterie Pure Red Burgundy 2017
An extremely rare mixed four pack of iconic Domaine Prieure Roch wines.
"Several times a day the sugar levels
and cuve temperatures are checked.
As soon as we put the grapes into cuve
we can see already the beginnings,the first signs of fermentation,
where sugar levels drop slightly…
and the temperature
in the cap starts to rise.
That for us is the signal to begin ‘pigeage’.
Starting ‘pigeage’ too early releases sugar from the grapes too fast.
This high sugar content can overcome…
and kill the yeasts.
So it’s important to start ‘pigeage’ at the right moment.
At the end of fermentation that allows us to pump over several times.
This brings some oxygen to the yeasts invigorating them…
thus the ferment is more readily finished.
At the domaine we try to do the ‘pigeage’ by foot,
at the start of fermentation we begin by lightly crushing.
Next when the yeasts are more active, we can work more deeply.
When the yeasts are fully active, up to 2 pigeages per day can be done if needed.
The feedback we get from doing pigeage by foot, is extremely important.
We try to have the same person do the pigeage from start to finish, so not only do we have temperature readings, but where the hotspots are located.
These can change from day to day.
also information on the firmness of the cap, the colour of juice extracted,
texture of the foam, it’s important to collect all this information.
Later, when the density approaches 1030°-1020°,
it’s a bit risky doing pigeage by foot as this could push through the cap, so then we do pigeage with a ‘bowl’.
Since 2011 we decided to make a skin-contact white wine.
It’s the same principle as for making red wine.
We use chardonnay grapes from our ‘Coteaux Bourguignons’ vineyard.
These are whole bunch, with 100% stems.
We do several pump-overs, This sends a little oxygen to the yeasts
in order to start the fermentation.
This will also soak the cap. Yes, you can give!
Words from Domaine Prieure Roch!