Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 'Les Viellies Vignes' 2017

Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 'Les Viellies Vignes' 2017

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Chassagne-Montrachet lies in the south of the Côte de Beaune, and is a village mostly known for white wine, making bottlings of Pinot Noir rare to come across. The grapes for this wine are sourced from 60-year-old vines, planted in deep clay-limestone soils that are manually harvested and then sorted both in the vineyard and in the cellar.

After a light crushing and destemming, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks whole, left to ferment. Once pressed, the wine is placed into French oak barrels (~30% new) for 15 months of aging. 

Press Notes : 

Winery's Notes - This is consistently one of the domaine's favorite red bottlings, as it reflects a very unique opportunity to produce Pinot Noir in a village known globally as one of the top areas for Chardonnay. "An intense and deep color led by a perfume of fresh red fruit. The wood is integrated, soft and melted with a palate attack in the mouth that is silky. The tannins are present by fine within a powerful body in the wine. The finish is firm, stunning and bright."