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We are proud to once again offer the superb wines of Domaine Chantal Lescure, an important organic estate based in Nuits-Saint-Georges, proprietors of 18 hectares from Meursault in the Côte de Beaune to Chambolle-Musigny in the Côte de Nuits.
Today's offer features the first two releases from 2021 - the very distinctive Bourgogne Rouge "Les Verduns" and the superb Côte de Beaune "Le Clos des Topes Bizots." Both of these "entry level" wines are the real thing - wines produced from living soils and vinified with minimal SO2, providing unique expressions of the limestone terroirs.
Also just arrived are the last of the estate's 2020 Pommards - the sapid, supple and delicious "Les Vignots," the more austere and mineral "Vaumuriens" and for the cellar, the beautiful 1er Cru "Les Bertins"
Tiny quantities of the later released 2021s will arrive in the fall, including Vosne-Romanée "Les Suchots" and Clos de Vougeot.
Founded in 1975 by Chantal Lescure and Xavier Machard de Gramont, the domain was recently purchased by Domaine Armand Rousseau and is directed by François Chaveriat. Upon Chaveriat's arrival in 1996 the use of herbicides was stopped and the estate has been practicing fully organic methods since 2000, certified since 2006. The estate has a very high percentage of old vines in a superb collection of parcels including .42 hectares in Vosne-Romanee "Les Suchots" and 30 ares in the lieu-dit "Montiotes Hautes" in the upper part of the Clos de Vougeot.
These are true wines of terroir that offer great quality and character throughout the range, due to great work in the vines and "non-interventionist" work in the cellar: twenty years of organic farming; careful hand-harvesting with triage; "encuvage" by gravity; long, slow fermentations with wild yeasts; minimal pigeage; bottling without fining or filtration; slow pneumatic press for the whites at low pressure with zero batonnage seeking terroir rather than fruit.
Another factor in the subtle fruit and terroir expression in these wines is the careful use of sulfur-dioxide, with the reds averaging only about 30 mg/L of total SO2.
The wines are in our warehouse, and will be available for pick-up/shipping on Thursday 6/22. 10% case/mixed case discount applies.
From vines planted in 1960, high on the slope in Beaune just above the 1er Cru L'Ecu, facing east, in a terroir of clay and pebbles over limestone. (The name refers to "toppe" meaning field or fallow land before planting vines, Bizot is a common family name in Burgundy) The grapes from this high elevation vineyard are harvested late and undergo a short pre-fermentation maceration, aging is in two and three year-old 500 liter barrels. The 2021 shows high-toned aromas of ripe black cherry fruit with rose, black pepper, earth and citrus, quite elegant. The palate is silky and very "calcaire" with sappy black cherry - intensely mineral with firm acidity, earth and black fruits that linger in the long finish. This is a quite elegant and "mineral" Burgundy at a very reasonable price, that will benefit from a few hours open or three to five years of cellaring. David Lillie
The Chantal Lescure Pommard "Les Vaumuriens" is from a steep northeast facing slope abutting Volnay, just above "Les Rugiens." The vines are 45 - 50 years old, grown on very rocky soils of brown limestone over limestone marl and hard limestone giving very earthy wines very marked by the terroir. The wine shows aromas of cherry, blackberry and earth with a very "calcaire' palate, less forward than most 2020s. The lighter weight and more mineral character of Vaumuriens makes it a very versatile food pairing. Decant if drinking now, or hold 3 - 5 years then enjoy until 2035.
The Chantal Lescure Pommard 1er Cru "Les Bertins" is from a one hectare parcel of old vines on the Volnay side of Pommard, at the base of the slope in clay over hard limestone and rocky debris. There is a pre-fermentation maceration followed by a long, slow fermentation with wild yeasts, with aging in 30% new barrels with one soutirage after 18 months. The wine shows a deep red/black color with bright, elegant aromas of blackberry and black cherry, deep and meaty with rose, earth and blood orange. The palate is dense and chalky with round, sappy blackberry and red currant fruit, licorice and minerals, lifted by bright acidity. The finish is long with saline minerals and black fruits lingering on the palate. Decant if drinking now - this very elegant Pommard will benefit from five years of cellaring, then enjoy until 2040. David Lillie
The Pommard "Les Vignots" is from south-facing vines situated on the Montagne de Pommard, in a terroir of clay-marl. These 35 year-old vines grow in high elevation, about 330 meters above sea-level. (The name stems from a parcel of vines remaining on this site that survived a desvastating insect attack that destroyed much of the Burgundy vineyard in the 1700s) The grapes are hand harvested and undergo a long fermentation in stainless steel tanks, punched-down and vatted for 18-25 days. The wine ages in a cold cellar on lees in barrels, 30% of which are new. The 2020 is a deep purple/red in the glass with aromas of plum and black cherry with some earth and pepper notes. The palate is big, earthy and nicely textured with dark cherry, plum and black raspberry, full-bodied but balanced with nice acidity. This is certainly a big wine for Burgundy, drinking well now but benefits from some air - it will come together nicely with a few years in the cellar. Jeff DiLorenzo