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‘Cuvée Le Levraut', Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020

Red Wine from France - Burgundy
Fresh and light to medium-bodied Burgundy pinot from a warm year. We made this blend at the Buxy Co-Op from wines predominantly matured for eight months in old 65hl oak foudres, which rounds out the tannins without contributing oak flavour. It offers blackberry fruit and the slightly rustic structure of the Côte Chalonnaise.
Price: £9.75 Bottle
Price: £117.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: BU79241

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Pinot Noir
  • 13% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2024
  • 75cl
  • Cork, diam

Caves Des Vignerons de Buxy

Caves de Vignerons de Buxy – like The Society – is a co-operative with a distinguished history. Based in the Côte Chalonnaise, it was established in 1931 and has expanded over the years so that now 120 families work the vineyards, each with their own parcel of vines to look after with the utmost care. They now form the largest producer in the Côte Chalonnaise, and account for two thirds of the production of Montagny.

Since as far back as the 1980s, they have been classifying the quality of each vineyard, and have employed high standards for their members to follow. The price growers receive varies depending on the quality of their grapes: these are judged on a number of criteria including regular vineyard visits (once in June, when they advise growers on vine health and yields, and then again shortly before harvest when each vineyard is assigned a score out of 100) to ensure the quality remains consistent.

They also strictly monitor their harvest: using modern techniques such as machine harvesting, each grape variety is harvested separately, normally starting with pinot noir, followed by gamay, chardonnay and then aligoté. When the grapes reach the winery, each lot is once again assessed for quality, and their grapes are all vinified separately with different qualities being kept apart. Most are fermented in tanks, before being aged in foudres, barriques, or tanks.

The most successful co-operatives are forward-thinking and committed to quality. Buxy have both of these...
Caves de Vignerons de Buxy – like The Society – is a co-operative with a distinguished history. Based in the Côte Chalonnaise, it was established in 1931 and has expanded over the years so that now 120 families work the vineyards, each with their own parcel of vines to look after with the utmost care. They now form the largest producer in the Côte Chalonnaise, and account for two thirds of the production of Montagny.

Since as far back as the 1980s, they have been classifying the quality of each vineyard, and have employed high standards for their members to follow. The price growers receive varies depending on the quality of their grapes: these are judged on a number of criteria including regular vineyard visits (once in June, when they advise growers on vine health and yields, and then again shortly before harvest when each vineyard is assigned a score out of 100) to ensure the quality remains consistent.

They also strictly monitor their harvest: using modern techniques such as machine harvesting, each grape variety is harvested separately, normally starting with pinot noir, followed by gamay, chardonnay and then aligoté. When the grapes reach the winery, each lot is once again assessed for quality, and their grapes are all vinified separately with different qualities being kept apart. Most are fermented in tanks, before being aged in foudres, barriques, or tanks.

The most successful co-operatives are forward-thinking and committed to quality. Buxy have both of these attributes in spades.
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