Domaine les Champs de l'Abbaye Rouge 2020 - Burgundy, France
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Pure with little sulfur. Dry, clear, & precise character. Subtle fruit, prominent mineral flavors, and firm acidity
A 6-hectare family domaine spread out over various appellations of the Cote Chalonnaise, Les Champs de l’Abbaye was established in 1997 and takes its name from the first parcel that owners Alain and Isabelle Hasard ever bought. Formerly office-workers living in Paris, they decided to start a new career in winemaking and purchased vineyards in the Bourgogne Côtes du Couchois. Years later, they acquired a property in the Côte Chalonnaise, and today they craft wines sourced from such respected Burgundian appellations as Mercurey and Rully.
The estate has been certified organic since 1999 and is also certified biodynamic by Demeter. In the words of Alain and Isabelle, “At the cellar, we use only natural yeasts, and follow the profile specific to each vintage and each terroirs, thus avoiding additives or manipulations of any kinds. The wines are bottled without fining or filtration.” Everything is naturally grown on their estate, hand-harvested, and fermented using indigenous yeasts for spontaneous fermentation. They use no additives and no fining or filtering.