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as its name indicates, is made from 100% Pinot Noir grown in organic farming on shallow sandy-silt soil resulting from the alteration of Gneiss.
The grapes are picked by hand in 600-litre paloxes. The harvest is handled only by gravity to avoid crushing and oxidation. The harvest is gently pressed in a pneumatic press. After a light settling by gravity, the juice is vinified in the respect of the terroir and the vintage.
Fermentation starts spontaneously without exogenous yeasts or enzymes. It takes place slowly at a temperature of between 18 and 20°C for about a month. The Pinot Noir is then aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
A few stirring of the lees is done before winter and in spring to encourage the autolysis of the yeasts which brings more complexity to the wine. It is then bottled with a light filtration.
This Pinot Noir from Julien is a little bomb of red fruits and freshness, it drinks itself!
Julien Braud - Monnières (44)
Julien Braud is a young winegrower in Monnières near Nantes. He learned the vine and wine professions from his father on the family estate after studying agricultural engineering with a speciality in viti-vini. After a few years of experience, he wanted to create his own estate in order to highlight the terroirs of the beautiful Muscadet region and to showcase the qualities of the region's iconic grape variety, the "Melon de Bourgogne".
Thus, since 2012, Julien has been developing his estate on a human scale of 7.80 hectares, all organically farmed. This allows him to respect his objective of producing authentic wines with character and to restore the reputation of the Muscadet crus.