Introducing the unique Pinot Noir of the Tonnerrois region of Burgundy, France. Epineuil is a very small commune of only 100 hectares in total vineyard production. It is located in northern France, making it a very cool winemaking region.
The famous Kimmeridgian limestone soils, like that of Chablis, combined with a unique microclimate, facilitate some of the best conditions for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. This microclimate is due to the Langres Plateau which protects the vineyards of Epineuil from extremely cold winds that would otherwise create unfavorable conditions for Pinot Noir.
The wine is stunningly distinct and assertive. The mid-palate is intensely mineral, and the finish long and chalky. The fruit is so vibrant and acidulated in red fruit, Epineuil always exudes the energy through the extended growing season and even ripening. Dominique’s whole-cluster, light extraction, low sulfur winemaking is fruit-driven and transparent. Rare are there pinots in Burgundy that combine such vivacity, chalkiness and sexiness.
The winery's approach to winemaking is focused on sustainable and organic practices, with the use of natural yeasts and minimal intervention during the fermentation process. This approach allows the terroir, or the unique characteristics of the vineyard, to shine through in the wine.
Pinot Noir produced by Domaine Dominique Gruhier is a testament to the winery's dedication to quality and craftsmanship. The wine is highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and is a great representation of this small commune of Burgundy's unique style of Pinot Noir.