Antoine Lienhardt Cote de Nuits-Villages Aux Vignottes [lieu dit]

Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Item code: 
FLI015
Vintage: 
2015
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Cote De Nuits-Villages
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Practicing
Biodynamic: 
Practicing
Antoine Lienhardt
Varietals: 
Pinot Noir
Vineyard planted in the late 1960s in the village of Comblanchien near the border with Corgoloin.
North to south-facing
Clay-centric parcel with very little topsoil before hitting Comblanchien limestone.
In organic conversion, incorporating some biodynamic principles, soils worked with a horse and plow. Heavy green harvesting to limit yields and encourage good concentration. All grapes are picked by hand at harvest.
Harvested at optimum ripeness (always determined by consistent tasting in the vineyards), 100% destemmed, closed tank fermentation with cuvaison of 10 to 15 days.
One year of ageing in oak barrels, 20% of which are new.
Limited
The most precocious of the three CdN-Villages, both in ripening dates and style of wine. The deeper clay offers up a sensual quality to the fruit. Structured as you'd expect, but with silky textures and unoctuous dark fruit. An exciting addition to Lienhardt's lineup.
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