Bernard Moreau is an esthete, he handles with ease "the verb and the deck“. The family estate of 8 ha is predominantly located on clay and limestone slopes which requires a lot of mulch. In addition to limiting erosion, these practices give a constant supply of humus and "natural" ventilation which keeps the microbial soil life healthy. Bernard is meticulous about the care of his vines. He spends much of his time in his vineyards; pruning, cutting, de-budding and green harvest as often as is required.
Domaine Bernard Moreau Pinot Noir 2011
The Pinot Noir is ripened on the heights of Les Cras, a clay-limestone slope facing south-east, a fairly rocky red soil. The grapes are handpicked and then hand sorted. A pre-cold maceration is done for 3 to 4 days in order to extract fruit flavours and aromas. The fermentation itself lasts for 8...