Manuel Bautista has been managing an 11-hectare Domaine in Mercurey since 1997, specializing in the production of full-bodied red wines. Despite this, Manù demonstrates his ability by producing refined and elegant red wines, maintaining the typical characteristics of the appellation. The wines are aged in small wooden barrels for 12 months. The white wines are aged in new wooden barrels for a maximum of 40% for 10-12 months. The recent construction of a new modern cellar will allow further progress.
The Pinot Noir winemaking process in Burgundy follows rigorous techniques to enhance the unique characteristics of the grape. The grapes are harvested by hand and the bunches are selected in the vineyard to guarantee the quality of the final product. The grapes are pressed and fermented in oak vats for an average period of 10 to 15 days. During this process the must is stirred regularly to extract the tannins and aromas from the skins.
After fermentation, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and refinement, which always lasts an average of 12 to 18 months. During this period, the wine is tasted regularly to assess its development and potential.
Once the wine is mature, it is bottled and left to age for a few months before being marketed.
Dark ruby color with violet reflections. The nose exhales hints of ripe red fruit such as cherries and raspberries, accompanied by spicy, mineral and wet earth notes. On the palate, the tannin is firm but velvety, creating a silky texture that envelops the palate. Its structure is round and well balanced, with a long persistence of fruity and spicy flavours.
This wine lends itself perfectly to accompany red meats, aged cheeses and mushroom-based dishes. It is a wine that matures well over time and that offers an extraordinary tasting experience to those who love powerful and decisive wines, but at the same time extraordinarily elegant.