A plot within Clos des Montaigu was planted in 2001 with Pinot Noir Clone 943. This produces bunches where the grapes hang loose around their stems, giving a wine of exceptional fruit, and the silkiest of tannins. Just 3 barrels were made, fermented in a tiny tank, with Guillot’s wife and their two daughters all helping (sometimes with bodies in the vat, to do punching-down and also handing-up buckets, to empty out skins and stems, after fermentation). Chamirey is a tiny hamlet, whose inhabitants were known as stay-at-homes. They never ventured far afield, likes wolves in their dens, hence their nick-name: “Les Loups de Chamirey.” In naming this special cuvée Les Trois Louves, Patrick Guillot pays tribute to the 3 she-wolves, without whom this sumptuous wine would not see the light of day. Tiny allocation, which we will share amongst enthusiasts of the family’s wines (for drinking 2021- 2030+).
2017 Mercurey Rouge 1er Cru `Les Trois Louves`, Domaine Patrick Guillot
£331.20 per case
(£27.60 per bottle)
Save 12% on a case of 12 bottles
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