Located in the east-central region of France, Burgundy (or Bourgogne) is home to the predominant viniculture of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grapes. Pinot Noir is a fickle varietal that is difficult to grow and requires a northerly climate to thrive and develop its full complexity, offering a depth of flavour and varied aromas which are a direct consequence of the terroir on which it is grown.
As always, we aim to find rare quality casks for you to age our spirit in. These wine butts are so rare due to the quality of wine matured in them that we have only been able to find two of these 500L Ex-Burgundy Pinot Noir butts, which are being made available on a first come first serve basis.
They have already been delivered to Annandale and to maintain cask quality, we have filled one with unpeated spirit. This cask is constructed using fine French oak and was used to mature Pinot Noir for a period of 3 years.
Also produced from fine French oak, the second Pinot Noir butt we have available for private ownership, filled in 2016 before being emptied, has been filled with our peated new make spirit.
With the wine having had such extensive periods of maturation in these butts the oak staves will be incredibly active with the characteristics of these elegant fine red wines. We anticipate characteristics of fresh blackcurrants and raspberries, cherry, strawberry jam, black pepper, and light spice to be imparted into our maturing fruit driven new make spirit.