Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
All of the parcels combined to produce this wine equal one hectare and are located in Daix, the Mortet family’s native town, northwest of Dijon, at 400 meters in altitude. No chemicals have been used since 1996, and the land is ploughed by horses to avoid soil compaction. Arnaud employs a traditional pruning system with simple guyot training and practices green harvesting. Trimming and trellising are done by lightweight tractors.
Calcareous with the bedrock just under the surface. The topsoil is brown and very chalky
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are harvested into small plastic crates and undergo triple sorting upon arriving at the estate. Arnaud partly destems the fruit (he uses whole cluster fermentation with old vines) and tastes everything daily during vinification using native yeasts. The wine is aged in oak barrels (20% new, 80% two-year-old, from Tonnelleire François Frères) for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last six months of elevage.