Impossible to miss, the small jewel of Domaine Jessiaume sits at the entrance to the tiny spa town of Santenay. Built in 1850, it comprises over 37 acres, with large plots in Santenay, important holdings in the Premiers Crus Auxey Duresses Les Ecusseaux and Volnay Les Brouillards and a terrific section of Beaune les Cent Vignes vineyard. Domaine Jessiaume always create wines with elegance and finesse.
After sorting in the vineyard and winery, the grapes are destemmed then directly put in tank. The spontaneous fermentation then starts. The grapes will stay in tank for roughly 3 weeks during alcholic fermentation. The wine is then put in oak barrels, by gravity, for 11 months (no new oak). No filtration or fining is performed.
This wine is garnet red in colour and is moderately intense. The nose exudes aromas of cherries and currants accompanied by slightly musky notes. On the palate, it has delicate fruit with fine tannins leading to a nice supple finish.
The wine has a ruby red, clear colour, with a bouquet of red fruit (cherry and rasberry). The fruit then continues on the palate and leads to a nice supple finish. This Bourgogne Pinot Noir has the capacity to age for around 4 to 6 years.
It goes particularly well with rotisserie chicken, grilled meats and vegetables.