La Brute 2020 | Domaine de la Loue | Jura
La brute is a wine that is made entirely from pinot noir sourced from one of her vineyards in the commune of Molamboz. The vines are 36 years old with south west exposure and the soils consist of calcareous (derived from limestone) clays. The grapes were manually harvested and placed in small crates.
The vinification is semi-carbonic with the grapes being placed in a steel tank in layers (or millefeuilles). The first layer was about 40 cm thick and consisted entirely of whole bunches, the next layer was also 40 cm and consisted of destemmed grapes. This pattern was repeated until the tank was full.