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Benoit Cantin

Benoit Cantin

35 chemin des fossés
89290 IRANCY
Tél : 03 86 42 21 96
www.cantin-irancy.com
cantin.benoit@orange.fr

Vineyards on the sloping hillsides surrounding Irancy are planted on limestone subsoils known as 'kimmeridgian':  fossilised oyster seabeds formed during the upper-jurasic period. Orientation south/south-east/south west. Wind exposure from the west and south west only.

This combination of orientation and excellent soil type creates a privileged environment for the vines to grow and is the source of all the complexity and finesse that can be found in Irancy wines.

Irancy when young is powerful and nervous with purple hues. Predominantly berry fruits and floral notes on the nose. The tannic nature of the wine when young is indication of the wines ability to age well and is caracterisitic of the appelation.

12 months in oak casks and bottled at 18 months, our Irancy wines are great with red meats, especially game, and with mature cheeses.

10% of our production is Pinot Noir Rosé. A salmon rose coloured wine with a subtle fruity perfume. This wine is served cool and serves as an ideal accompaniement to cold meats and spicy dishes.

The average age of our vines is 25 years. Density of planting is 7800 vines per hectare grafted on rootstock 41 B – SO 4 and FERCAL. We practice 'lutte raisonnée' method of cultivation throughout our vineyards.

History :

Handed down through the generations, our family production dates back several centuries with each generation contributing to the evolution and advancement of wine production, its vinification and commercialisation. We cultivate 13.5Ha, principally Pinot Noir with a small percentage of César and some Gamay.


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