Mommessin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France

$14.29
Item No. 87912
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The region of Burgundy or "La Bourgogne" grew famous under the rule of the Dukes of Burgundy and the wine expertise of the monasteries attached to the great church of Cluny. 4,000 vines per acre are planted using single Guyot training and hand harvesting. Red meat or pork make an excellent complement to this smooth, oak-aged Pinot Noir.

Bright cherry and raspberry fruit flavors; good body and structure; soft tannins and a long, smooth finish.

Learn About Mommessin

In 1865, Jean-Marie Mommessin founded the wine making firm that bears his name in Burgundy, an area known as a cradle of viticulture just north of Lyon. In 1889, Mommessin acquired La Grange Saint-Pierre, ancient stone buildings in Macon that originally belonged to the Abbey of Cluny. Its key, the Key of St. Peter, became the famous house emblem and remains so still. Today, the...

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Learn About Burgundy

The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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