Julie & Nas, Vin noé
Burgundian micro-domaine and estate Vin Noé is the project of young Californian winemaker Jonathan Purcell. After graduating from his studies in Beaune, Jonathan built an impressive resume working as a tractor operator at Domaine de Montille and also for many years under the legendary Philippe Pacalet.
Jonathan established Vin Noé in 2016, based out of a 100-year old cuverie in Auxey-Duresses. Wines are produced using purchased grapes from the Mâcon, Beaujolais, and more recently from leased sites in Puligny-Montrachet and Saint Aubin. Jonathan takes a hands-off approach in the cellar, using wild yeast fermentation, zero sulphur additions and gently transferring wines without the use of a pump. Inspired by his work at Pacalet, Jonathan often opts for longer macerations with whole clusters, resulting in wines with deep and complex aromatics.
Producer Vin Noe
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic and biodynamic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested, whole bunches and go through a native yeast fermentation. The wine is then finished hand off, Unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2.
Grapes Pinot Noir
Region Julienas, Burgundy, France
Tasting Notes Fruit forward, savoury, grippy tannins - aromas of cassis and wood smoke. A densely packed nose of red fruits and full-bodied structure. An unconventional, contemporary take on Burgundy.