Antoine Lienhardt Cote de Nuits-Villages Les Essards [lieu dit]

Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Item code: 
FLI018
Vintage: 
2016
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.
East and west-facing
Clay limestone, rockier than nearby parcel of Plantes Aux Bois.
Organically farmed, 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. No sulfur added in vinification.
One year of ageing in barrel, 10% of which is new. Just a touch of sulfur added at the bottling.
350 cases
Old vine parcel planted by Antoine's father. Marked by lovely fruit concentration and beautiful balance. Perhaps a bit quieter and more nuanced than the more explosive Plantes Aux Bois.
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