This comes from 8 different plots of 40- to 100-year old vines, with the vine-age averaging about 65 years. Many plots are planted with the Pinot Noir Magnien, whose existence dates from 1850, yielding grapes with thick skins, giving little juice. 10% of whole clusters were retained for fermentation, and the wine has aged 25% in new barrels, others having held one or two previous vintages. This is bright purple in colour, with fresh, clean fruitiness on the nose. Palate has roundness of fruit, with dense flavours and vigourous, energetic aftertaste (for drinking 2022-2028+).
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