Virgile Lignier-Michelot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Lignier’s vineyard is located below Clos Vougeot. The wine was 100% de-stemmed, and aged on its fine lees for 12 months in mostly used wood, followed by 3 months in tank prior to bottling to both settle and focus the wine. The nose displays enticing, spicy, red and black fruits. On the palate there is good density and flesh, with tannins buried in the fruit.
Size: 1.10 ha (2.72 ac)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Planted in the 1960s
Terroir: Deeper clay soils typical of the Chambolle-Musigny Village appellation
Viticulture: Organic methods (not certified)
Vinification: 20-25% whole-cluster, cold maceration, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 12 months in barrel (20-30% new), unfiltered.