The end of the growing cycle took place during the very hot, dry conditions that prevailed during the month of August. July saw a few thundery rainstorms here and there, but these were very localized events. Overall, levels of summer rainfall was notably low in Beaujolais, the Maconnais and Chablis. Ripening, therefore, advanced slowly – by the end of August, the berries were still fairly firm, with thick skins. Some of the younger plants and those vines with inadequate hydric reserves suffered from a lack of water, but the main vineyards coped well with the dry conditions as these conditions had prevailed for several weeks already and the vines had learned to adapt to them. During the visits to the vineyards at the end of August, the grapes were in more or less perfect health.
Aurum takes its name from the Latin word meaning gold, as it is grown among the rocky soils of the sunny southern part of Burgundy.
Pairs well with a wide range of world cuisines such as tapas, roasted vegetables and grilled meats.
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Coteaux Bourguignons
ACIDITY: 3.10 g/L
AGING: Stainless steel tank
“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.