Domaine Chantal Lescure, Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes 2014Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Burgundy can be a challenging place, not only for simply perfecting basics of grape growing but also for introducing change. Historical regions tend to do things very well but adapting can take time. One driver of change though is the changing of the guard: as one generation passes the legacy to the children sometimes things fall apart and sometimes things greatly improve. This is a story of the latter. Chantal Lescure was founded in the 1970’s but they focused on selling their fruit. In 1996, the two sons took over with progressive ambitions. The brothers started to shift to organic farming, a very expensive and labor-intensive change. The wines are still handled the same way in the cellar, de-stemming the fruit and fermenting with natural yeast. This extremely “natural” method of wine making will also result in occasional carbonic fermentation, something rarely seen in Burgundy.