Pinot NoirThe negociant fruit used in the L'Idylle cuvée was grown in the Auxerrois on a single parcel of clay and limestone. Hand-harvested grapes are whole-bunch macerated for 15 days, but the method is more "infusion" style than "extraction" style, involving minimal punchdowns and pump-overs. After being pressed, the grapes are matured in stainless steel for 7 months. With earthy undertones and brambly red fruit, the nose is a perfect example of a Pinot Noir from Burgundy. These characteristics continue on the palate, where you'll also encounter refined tannins and even more red fruit.