This wine will surprise and impress you with depth and fruit not often seen in the Cote d'Or. The Pinot Noir for this wine is found in the village of Bussieres and is sourced from the lieu-dit "Les Clos". The vines are south-facing at 350 feet above sea level on gently sloping hills that are principally composed of clay. The fruit tends to ripen early due to its excellent exposure. Pigeage and remontage are practiced during fermentation. This wine is marked by notes of black, ripe berries, often a touch sauvage.
Beautiful fresh, lush fruit and a silky texture make for a Pinot that drinks well above its price point. Here once again we have a winner from a winery that is a self proclaimed "band of wine industry insiders dedicated...
90 POINTS, Wine Spectator. SMART BUY. "A zesty red, with personality to spare, offering notes of licorice, blackberry, smoky pepper and grilled herbs. A blend of mostly Zinfandel, followed by Petite Sirah, Syrah and mixed Italian blacks."
94 POINTS, Jeb Dunnuck. "A richer styled wine, the 2020 Novellum has a medium gold hue as well as a rich, powerful bouquet of caramelized lemon, honeyed almonds, candle wax, and toasted bread. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and...