2017 Domaine R. Dubois et Fils Cote de Nuits-Villages Les Monts de Boncourt Burgundy France
The harvest of the grapes is performed manually. After reception of the winery and destemming, the must is placed in a vat for a period of 12 to 15 days. For the three first days, the temperature is maintained between 61 to 65° F. This process allows to keep the primary aromas in the wine. After the temperature of the vat naturally elevates to be maintained between 83 and 91° F during a few days. Wines stay 15 months in cellar before being bottled. During this period, the wine undergoes a second fermentation named malolactic fermentation which allows it to stabilise its structure. It spends about 6 to 9 months of its life in oak barrels with one third in new barrels, in order to give it the necessary tannin.