Hospices de Belleville
A Single Plot: “Le Sigaud” that is 11 acres…
CHARACTERISTICS: Situated at the foot of Mont Brouilly, “Le Sigaud” presents a pink soil of good quality, well drained and mostly comprised of granitic arenas.
GRAPE VARIETY: Gamay
VINIFICATION: Depending on the plot and the quality of the grapes, part of the harvest is de-stemmed for a ‘Burgundy style’ vinification with punch downs and pump overs, whilst the rest is vinified as whole cluster with carbonic maceration. Slow fermentation lasts between 10 to 15 days.
AGEING: The wines which are vinified Burgundy style are aged in large ‘pieces’ (500 liters), stainless steel tanks are reserved for the wines issued from carbonic maceration. The wines are then assembled into one unique ‘cuvée’.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Chicken liver paté, pot roast beef, roast Bresse chicken, grilled veal skewers, zander in red wine, parma ham and rocket pizza, half goat and half cow’s milk cheese, like ‘Charolais’.
TASTING NOTES: This Brouilly displays a deep red purple robe, a fleshy body with supple, caressing tannins, perfectly balanced, fruitiness is present with a delicately peppery note to finish.