This new vintage of Maison Ambroise Lettre d’Eloise, Côteaux Bourguignons is a brilliant, delicious Pinot Noir! Ripe cherry, plum in a very pure, focused style.
It is ripe, velvety and impeccably balanced by zingy, fresh fruit brightness and ripe tannins.
Lettre d’Eloise Pinot Noir is grown on soil made of brown clay and limestone.
100% aged in 400L barrels 2-5 year old. For 10 months. No fining nor filtration.
Maison Ambroise is a long established, small négociant house, who operates on 21 hectares of their own vineyards and purchase grapes from another 3. They own vines in Prémeaux, Nuits-St-Georges, Ladoix, Meursault, the hill of Corton, Vosne-Romanée (with some Grand Cru Echezeaux!), Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Beaune and as far as Saint-Romain. As always with similarly parcelled estates in Burgundy, logistic is key.
Bertrand Ambroise was recently joined by his son Francois and daughter Ludivine, they have just received their organic certification (2013). Ludivine explained the move to organic viticulture is one of true belief as she lost her grand-father due to illness caused by chemicals used in the fields.
Harvested manually, neither filtered nor fined, the wines are classic and expressive with distinct terroir-influenced personalities.