Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rosie Red Domaine Dandelion 2022
This splendid bottle of the Domaine Dandelion is a pure Pinot Noir Rosie Red as a must in this which is the wine region par excellence. Morgane and Christian harvested the grapes in September and vinified in whole bunches. The grapes were macerated with the skins for about 20 days, then the mass was gently pressed with the feet before moving on to the press. The wine was aged in old, exhausted wooden barrels. No sulfur was added in any step.
After working in biodynamic vineyards in Australia, Morgane Seuillot, originally from the area, took over over 3 hectares of vines planted in Hautes Côtes de Beaune in 2016. The Dandelion estate is born. Her partner Christian Knott, an Australian who has lived in France for more than ten years, assists her.
Morgane is the daughter of a well-known horse service provider in the region, so she naturally collaborates with this animal to work the land. Christian, cellarman of the Chandon de Brialles estate, with a good knowledge of plants and biodynamics, brings his knowledge.
In the estate everything is done by hand (or on horseback), vegetable preparations are used to eliminate sulfur and reduce copper as much as possible. The wines are vinified in whole clusters in concrete vats and then aged in barriques for several months. A characteristic of the company is that it does not use pumps or oenological inputs (not even SO2). All this brings great finesse to their wines.