Introducing the Superb Organic Burgundies of Chantal Lescure!

8/7/19 -

We are proud to offer today the 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. Founded in 1975 by Chantal Lescure and Xavier Machard de Gramont, this family domain is now owned by their two sons Aymeric and Thibault and 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 2009. 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" in the upper part of the Clos de Vougeot.

We tasted 2016s and 2017s at the estate in January and were extremely impressed with the elegant texture, purity of fruit and beautiful minerality expressed in the wines. Fifteen-plus years of organic farming of course contributes to this as do the estate's slow fermentations with wild yeasts, minimal pigeage and bottling without fining or filtration. Another factor in the subtle fruit and terroir expression in these wines is the careful use of sulfur-dioxide, with the reds averaging around 30 mg/L of total SO2 which is very low for Burgundy. Our allocations range from 12 bottles of the Clos de Vougeot to 48 bottles for the Côte de Beaunes and Bourgogne Rouge - some of the wines are drinking beautifully in their youth, others will benefit from medium to long-term cellaring - we hope you will try them, and we offer our congratulations to François Chaveriat for his great work at this estate. David Lillie

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