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Vincent Legou - Pinot Noir - Bourgogne Rouge, FR - 2017

Vincent Legou - Pinot Noir - Bourgogne Rouge, FR - 2017

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[Vineyards](https://app.asana.com/app/asana/-/log_view?se=%7B%22name%22%3A%22StoryNotificationEmail-Task-ClickTask%22%2C%22user%22%3A734710067660888%2C%22domain_user%22%3A734710077354583%2C%22domain%22%3A45885534604616%2C%22parent_object%22%3A914236531098035%2C%22parent_object_type%22%3A%22Task%22%2C%22story%22%3A923626568523753%2C%22notification%22%3A923626568523754%2C%22source%22%3A%22StoryNotificationEmail%22%2C%22email_uuid%22%3A%2273845e7d-e8ba-4427-854f-223407a95d87%22%2C%22app_name%22%3A%22email%22%2C%22non_user_action_event%22%3Afalse%7D&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fapp.asana.com%2F0%2F734710077354585%2F914236531098035%2Ff&hash=f64854100de8550becc93a407df8cd0ed29ba5e54d57d363f47c5a935c86d716) located in Côtes de Nuits, clay-limestone soil, grape Pinot noir, certified organic agriculture. Constantly optimizing the quality of the vintages goes through several stages and above all by paying attention to the vines. Vincent readily insists on the importance of rigorous work on pruning, disbudding and stripping, to obtain healthy and perfectly ripe grapes. The estate does not use any chemicals for the treatment of its vines. Herbicides are prohibited and tillage helps regulate the growth of unwanted grasses in the plots. The estate has been certified organic since 2014. As with all our cuvées, the harvest is first sorted to keep only the ripe and healthy bunches, for optimal sanitary quality. The vatting is long, marked by a period of maceration before fermentation to bring more roundness and fruitiness to the cuvée. This wine is aged in barrels for nearly 12 months. The color is cherry, the nose expresses notes of redcurrant, cherry and raspberry. The palate is frank with supple tannins. --- To get to Domaine Legou, you have to go up the hill from Vosne-Romanée, up the D109, past Romanée-St Vivant on your left, Suchots on your right, past Richebourg and Brûlées and Beaux Monts, up through vines that don’t often get named on maps, and past patches of woods. At a small cluster of farm houses, turn left to get to another cluster of farm houses. Take the first left- Domaine Vincent Legou is a couple houses down on the right. The streets will be empty—one imagines that every one who lives there is down the hill, pruning or raising the wires or weeding or doing whatever it is needs to be done in the Park Place and Boardwalk of the Burgundy vineyards that are just a short drive away. Vincent Legou knows these vineyards well, having taken over his family’s estate after eight years working for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (he doesn’t mention this on his website—one suspects the usual Burgundian tendency toward understatement). Very soon thereafter he began the conversion to organic viticulture, and he takes the respect of each terroir and each vine to all of his vineyards, from his parcels in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits down to Puligny.  Native yeasts, low sulfur additions, and a minimal influence of oak are the hallmark of his winemaking.  Understatement indeed. --- **Year Established:** 2008  **Location:** Hameau de Concoeur, Nuits-Saint Georges (Hautes Côtes de Nuits) **Size:** 11.5 hectares **Varieties:** Aligoté, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir **Viticulture:** Organic (certified in 2014). Manual harvest **Vinification:** Natural fermentation, low sulphur additions. Long pre-fermentation maceration. Raised in barrels for 12 to 14 months
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