Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Localization: Burgundy, France
Tasting: Cherry red color with ruby red reflections. The nose evokes notes of raspberry, blackcurrant, licorice, and black cherry. The palate is rich with crunchy tannins. The fresh and saline finish is accompanied by aromas of tobacco and cocoa.
Food Pairing: Rich and full, it will pair beautifully with rich cuts such as rib-eye steaks, more delicate meats such as lamb or poultry, braised or in sauce, but also roast pork because of its rich aroma. On the cheese board, it works just as well with soft cheeses as with mature cheeses.
The Domain: We are Alexia Russo and Caroline Fyot. After pursuing an international career in the luxury industry for one and in insurance for the other, we needed to reconnect with nature and fulfill a childhood dream: to create a wine estate. After obtaining our Professional Agricultural Certificate at the Lycée Viticole de Beaune and completing our internships in Côte de Nuits and Côte Chalonnaise, our first vintage was born in 2018.
We chose Burgundy, the Côte Chalonnaise, and the Château de Garnerot to create our estate because of its deep historical roots in the wine-making tradition. Our mission is to give a new life to the Château de Garnerot, by creating touristic activities around wine and the flavours of Mercurey. An 18th Century property, in the village of Mercurey, the Château de Garnerot has hosted for several years the Saint Vincent Guild, the “Grands Jours de Bourgogne” event, the “Saint Vincent Tournante” event, as well as many other wine events.
We farm 6 hectares of land, mainly in Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune. We also have a small wine merchant activity (Chai Garnerot), which allows us to offer a wider range of wines. We choose to farm high-potential vineyards: old rootstock selection, soil quality, and plot orientation.
The terroirs of the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune offer a diversity that we want to show through our wines. Each plot produces a specific cuvée. From Aligoté to Premier Cru, we take the same care and the same attention to our vines and our wines. At Château de Garnerot, we wish to enhance our regional Burgundy appellations.