Noir – AOP
Côtes de Toul
Once flourishing, Lorraine vineyards have been destroyed by 3 consecutive French-German wars: 1870, 1914 and 1939. In the early 1950's, a handful of talented winegrowers and winemakers, whose families have always lived in the area, decided to revive the appellation and replanted vines that could thrive in this very continental weather. 45 years later, vines are blossoming and the Cotes de Toul appellation is back on the map!
Planted on 3 hectares of clay-limestone and silt soils, on a "cuesta" topography similar to some areas in Burgundy, pinot noir grapes are harvested and sorted out manually by the same team every year. After 10 days of maceration, alcoholic fermentation is conducted under temperature control and the wine is raised in stainless steel tanks throughout winter and spring.
While its delicate nose reveals notes of cherry and blackcurrant leaves, its mouth is fresh with aromas of read fruits, supple and earthy tannin.