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Domaine de la Roseraie

Domaine De La Roseraie Beaune Juvens 2022

Domaine De La Roseraie Beaune Juvens 2022

Bright red fruits, with hints of earthiness and leather. Silky tannins, floral nose, long tannins.

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A single vineyard wine from the 0.5 hectare plot ‘la Montée Rouge’ in the west of Beaune. The relatively young vines are planted in 2001, hence the cuvée name ‘Juvens’ (‘juvens’ in Latin).

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Terroir: The clay-limestone soil is shallow, very stony, on a very steep slope of more than 30% gradient, resulting in the high concentration and intensity in the grapes. Plant-based biodynamic preparations are applied to the soil. Green manure is implemented, utilising plants from the extensive cover cropping over the years.

Vinification: Minimalist winemaking based on ancestral techniques. Sulphites and any other form of inputs eschewed. The grapes are lightly and slowly pressed (for about 3 hours), the must is left in the tank at room temperature for 24 hours for pre-oxidation and natural settling. Clear juices are intoned in 288 litre barrels. Alcoholic fermentation is allowed to begin naturally without additions. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the summer

Ageing and Bottling: 18 months in oak barrels (20% new oak) on fine lees. The wines are allowed to stabilise naturally for 5 to 6 weeks before bottling. Bottling by hand with a manual bottle filler and corking machine.

The Producer

Domaine de la Roseraie is a fruit of labour for Julien Petitjean, a former historian who made a career switch to viticulture and winemaking at the beginning of the 2000s. The domaine was incepted in 2012, and currently comprises a 5 hectare vineyard with 2.8 hectares producing wines.

In search of the most natural wine production methods and in his endeavour to replicate the vibrance in cuvées reminiscent of pre-technological eras, he explored and applied medieval winemaking techniques, resurrecting simplicity and purity in the processes.

The principles of biodynamic are followed, with cover cropping practised and biodiversity embraced. Vinification stays truthful to ancient techniques. Julien leaves the wines as long as it takes, sometimes years, to complete the fermentation process. Wines are bottled by hand without fining and filtration, nor addition of sulfites.