The L’Atelier range is the natural extension of Benjamin Laroche’s offerings of Burgundian cuvées now expanding to the rest of the region and its famous red and white wines.
Artisan winemakers craft each cuvée of l’Atelier following state-of-the-art rules. From plot selection to uncompromising winemaking, they work thoroughly all year round to age wines representing the best of their terroirs.
L’Atelier expresses this passion for excellence. It combines in-depth vineyard knowledge and expertise with the heritage of the ancestral history of Burgundy.
Notes and Reviews
Often seen as a masculine full bodied wine, the image driven by the name of Pommard often hides more subtleness and sensitivity than expected. Terroir, vinification method, and ageing have a deep influence on the character of the wine. Ruby red coloured, its purple hint recalls what Victor Hugo called "the fight between night and day".
It shows aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and cherry stone. A wild evolution towards animal notes often appears when ageing. With time, flavours of leather, chocolate, even peppery notes start developing. To enjoy young with expressive and flavoursome food or, if connoisseurs are eager to let it age carefully, the delicacy of the Pinot Noir will show all its complexity with tannins that will soften with time.
|Grape Varieties||Pinot noir|
|Age of Vines||20 years old|
|Vinification||Hand picked, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks|
|Elevage||6 months in oak barrels|
|Soil Type||Clayey chalky marl with stones|