From a 1.3-hectare plot in Aloxe-Corton Les Caillettes that Michael and Fiona purchased in 2012, this wine is at the heart of Mischief & Mayhem’s production. Elegant with good structure and tannins, fine cherry and plum fruit on the palate, as well as savoury hints of leather and white pepper. This modern expression of red Burgundy is an absolute must for Pinot Noir enthusiasts.
In 2003, after working for Berry Bros & Rudd wine merchants for almost ten years, Michael and Fiona Ragg swapped bustling London for the small Burgundian village of Aloxe Corton where they established Mischief & Mayhem. Over time they established a large network of contacts throughout the Cote d’Or, including several grape growers they call upon each harvest to select only the best grapes for their wines.
They regularly visit all the vineyards they work with, to directly monitor vine health and vineyard development throughout the season; this ensures that their wines truly reflect the terroir-specific nature that is Burgundy. They are firm advocates of sustainable viticulture, low yields and hand harvesting. In the winery, they work traditionally to capture characters of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, and the sites they come from.