Domaine Lignier-Michelot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Domaine Lignier-Michelot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Wine Information
Virgile has been buying grapes from the same producer since 2004.

For his own vines, he finds this parcel too dangerous to work with the typical Burgundian enjambeur, so soils are plowed by horse and any treatments are carried out with a lower caterpillar, which he borrows from a vigneron friend.

Size: 0.27 ha (0.67 ac)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Planted in 1968, 1990s
Terroir: Multiple small parcels bordering Les Monts Luisants, shallow soil (30cm) mostly limestone with large stones and some small rocks.
Viticulture: Some purchased grapes, his vines are organic (uncertified)
Vinification: 50% whole-cluster, short cold maceration before fermentation, rapid de-vatting. Aged for 12 months in barrel (80-100% new), 5 months settling in tank, unfined.

  • Product Name: Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
  • Producer: Domaine Virgile Lignier-Michelot
  • Importer: Becky Wasserman Selections
  • Country Region Appellation:
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    • France
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  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Agricultural Standards: Organic
  • Closure: Cork
  • ALC %: 13