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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: La Maladière is a Premier Cru vineyard at the heart of the Santenay appellation in the southern Côte de Beaune. It is located immediately north of Santenay village, sitting on a fissured limestone base covered in a thin layer of loam on steep rocky hillsides, and shares a similar aspect with its eastern neighbor on the same slope: Beaurepaire. La Maladière is planted mainly to Pinot Noir (with a little Chardonnay), making richly-flavored, muscular red wines. The parcel was planted in 2013 and covers 57 ares. The ground is ploughed, the vines de-budded, trained, de-leafed, aerated and harvested by hand.
About the Winery: The Muzard domain belongs to a very old Santenoise family where they have been wine growers from father to son for nine generations (Jacques Muzard in 1645). Mr and Mme Lucien Muzard structured the vineyard in the1960s first of all by renting the vineyards, then gradually buying them.
Claude and Herve Muzard now work the 16 hectares of the family domain, distributed over various 'climats' with Santenay, Chassagne Montrachet and Pommard. The overall production of the domain is 5% white wine.
The business has preserved traditional methods (manual harvest, stalks removed from grapes and matured in vats) continuing to improve the quality thanks to new techniques (harvesting in 20 kg crates, sorting table, temperature control during wine-making,,,). All the wines are matured in oak casks with a distribution, according to vintages, of 30 to 40% of new casks.
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