Grapes: Pinot Noir
Region: Burgundy, France
Vinification: Direct press, then fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 7 months in tank
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: This is a one-off cuvée, produced in the difficult 2021 vintage. With a more uneven ripeness for this later, cooler vintage, Catharina decided to make a second cuvée from her parcel of Beaune Les Prévolles. The goal was two-fold: first, she wanted to only select the very best grapes for her red cuvée; and second, she took advantage of the opportunity and directly pressed a second selection to produce her first rosé. The result is lovely, breezy, vibrant and refreshing.
The name "Les Horées" derives from Greek mythology. Catharina says there are many different interpretations, but she describes "Les Horées" as marking the change in seasons. The goddesses of the seasons are called "Horae" (hours).