Château de Melin, Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune

Description
Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge - A classic Bourgogne, which perfectly suits a balanced cuisine, not too spicy and not too heavy. With its charming and spontaneous harmony, it goes well with simple dishes such as pork filetignon, veal or leg of lamb, accompanied by small vegetables or gratins.

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Additional information

Brand

Chateau de Melin

Wine name

Chateau de Melin, Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge

Grape variety

100% Pinot Noir

Country

France

Origin

Sampigny les Maranges

Type

Red Wine

Harvest year

2020

Packaging

Glass bottle

Contents

75cl

Closure

Cork

Flavour

Fresh, Fruity, Red fruit

Wine and Food

Vegetables, Veal, Lamb, Pork

Alcohol (%)

12,5%

Viticulture

Organic

Education

10 months French oak, 18 months Bottle

Vegan

No

Sur Lie

No

Use within

7 years

Acid

3.35 g/L

PH value

3,59

Residual sugar

4.5 g/L

Serving temperature

14 - 16˚C

Article number

9030402

Description

About Chateau de Melin

Melin castle was built in 1551 by the Rozereau family and later bought by Brunet Monthelie, who at the end of the XVIIth century extended the castle with a second building opposite the first, flanked by perpendicular wings connecting the two buildings. The three rectangular buildings, each equipped with a tower staircase, form a "horseshoe shape" around the square courtyard.

Six generations of winemakers have succeeded each other since the French Revolution. Grandfather, Paul Dumay, farmed 7 to 8 hectares, mainly in the Maranges valley. After this, his parents expanded the estate to 15 hectares between 1970 and 2000. 

The current owners bought the Château de Melin in 2000. They began a complete renovation of the various buildings before taking over the wine estate in 2003. They continue to expand and diversify the estate. Today, they operate 25 Ha: 7 white appellations and 13 red appellations. They also built cellars and since then the wines have been aged and bottled at the Château.

Organic farming

It is essential for a wine of good quality to respect the vine and its environment. It will then fully express the specific characteristics of its terroir through its grapes.

Therefore, in 2009, they made the choice to convert the estate to organic cultivation. This culture consists of cultivating the vineyards with respect for the environment, without using pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. But animals are also given more space and allowed to display their natural behaviour.

The ultimate goal is to obtain good quality grapes that express the best of the Burgundian terroir.

Several times a year we are inspected by an independent certification body: Ecocert.

They have been producing certified organic wines since 2012.