VOLUME 10, ISSUE 18
September 29, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Willamette Valley’s 50th Anniversary: A New Look at the Old Guard Pinot Briefs
Fernand Lécheneaut bought the 22-hectare Domaine in the 1960s. Based mainly in Côte-de-Nuits region, the estate is spread through the appellations of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Morey-Saint-Denis, Vosne-Romanee and Chambolle-Musigny. In addition, the Domaine has a small vineyard in the grand cru Cls de la Roche in Morey-Saint-Denis. 90% of the vines are Pinot Noir, 5% Chardonnay and 5% Aligote.
The Domaine has been run since 1985 by brothers Vincent and Phillipe Lécheneaut, who are admirable vignerons. The estate is considered one of the finest in Burgundy.
Once harvested, the wines spend 18 months in barrique without fining and filtration upon bottling. The wines are superbly crafted, concentrated yet forward and elegant, with well-integrated oak. Wine availability is strictly limited.
Articles About Domaine Lécheneaut
2008 Domaine Lécheneaut Chambolle-Musigny
Approximate retail $49. From six different parcels in Chambolle-Musigny. Aged 18 months in 40% new French oak. · Red fruits are featured, particularly strawberry, with a flourish of spice. Will continue to improve in the bottle. Reviewed August 23, 2012 ARTICLE »
2008 Domaine Lécheneaut Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Approximate retail $70. A blend of two vineyards. Aged 18 months in 75% new French oak, otherwise vinified identically to the Chambolle-Musigny. · A clear step up in quality. More aromatic featuring deep red fruits and spice, mild tannins, and some length on the finish. An impressive wine. Reviewed August 23, 2012 ARTICLE »
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