Clos St Denis, Grand Cru, 2005

  Domaine Bertagna

Clos St Denis, Grand Cru

Contains Sulphites.

Appellation: Clos St Denis

One of four Morey-St Denis Grand Cru, Clos St-Denis, sandwiched between Clos de la Roche and the village itself, comprises 6.6ha. Clos St Denis should be a true reflection of the Morey style, not as rich or opulent as Roche, but with a touch more structure and austerity.

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.