Domaine Fouassier Iconoclaste (750ml)
This domaine has been in the family for 10 generations. It now covers 59 hectares of vineyards. Fouassier vinifies their wines separately according to their lieu-dits (individual parcels). They are committed to using growing methods that respect the soils, water, life forms and natural rhythms in the vineyards in order to produce authentic, living wines. The entire domaine is managed in accordance with the principles of Biodynamic Agriculture. The Biodynamic approach and the lunar calendar dictate the work in both the vineyards and the winery.
This is a youthful and fresh expression of Pinot Noir. Very fragrant on the nose and crisp on the palate with light crunchy red fruit, minerality and spicy notes. Medium bodied with fresh acidity and fine tannins.
The vineyard is cultivated according to organic agriculture and biodynamic methods. The vines for Iconoclaste are 45 years old and grow on calcareous marl soil. Work in cellar is based on lunar calendar. Cold pre-fermentation maceration on the skins for about about 8 days and then fermentation starts naturally with indigenous yeasts. Light punching of the cap (once to twice a day). The period of fermentation varies from three to five weeks according to the vintage. Malolactic fermentaion takes place in tank a short ageing period before bottling without added sulfites.