100% Pinot Noir. This is a light wine that is very fruit-forward and boisterous, thanks to a short elevage of 8 months in large barrels. The wine is fermented semi-carbonically in fiber-glass tank. It is aged in 225-liter used oak barrels until it is ready to be bottled without fining or filtration with minimal addition of sulfur.
a well-known and favorite natural wine bar in Troyes in nearby Champagne. Aux Crieurs was one of the first natural wine bars in France, and its status is still legendary today. He sold his interest in the wine bar and after a time working with Philippe Pacalet, he used his many years of experience tasting the best natural wines France had to offer, to start his own micro-negociant winery in 2009, in the spirit of other small Burgundian winemakers such as Pacalet.
Today Kikro works exclusively with the less desired appellations of Northern Burgundy, including Chitry, Irancy, and Epineuil, working with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Aligoté. The reds are made entirely with whole bunches and carbonic maceration followed by brief elevage times for softening in barrique, like he learned working with Pacalet. The result is extremely quaffable and delicious pinot noir, with a lot of finesse.
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