Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wine of the Week - Domaine Comte Senard Aloxe-Corton

From the village of Aloxe-Corton in Burgundy, this classically styled Pinot Noir is an elegant choice for entertaining any time of the year, but is particularly suited to the Thanksgiving table.

Blended from the climats of Les Caillettes, Les Morais, Les Bruyères and Les Boutières, this wine is a deep red, with fragrant red berry aromas and light earthiness. Domaine Comte Senard was founded in 1857 and is currently under the management of Lorraine Senard, one of a small but growing number of female vignerons in the Côte d’Or. To maintain the clay and marly limestone soil, the Domaine utilizes a sustainable-organic approach and avoids the use of herbicides and insecticides. Harvesting is done by hand and the fruit is sorted twice to ensure quality. In the cellar, the grapes undergo a 5-12 day cold soak, gentle pressing, and temperature controlled fermentation. The wines are aged in the Domaine’s cellars, which were built in the 14th Century by Benedictine monks from the Abbaye de Sainte Margurite.

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