2016 Fabrice Vigot Bourgogne les Lutenières

2016 Fabrice Vigot Bourgogne les Lutenières


Split 50/50 with the Gibourg sisters (informing 100% of their legendary Bourgogne rouge), the single vineyard Bourgogne les Lutenières is at the southern tip of Vosne Romanée, on the eastern side of the route nationale. From fairly old vines (one quarter of which was torn out after the 2015 harvest due to painfully low yields/lack of productivity), and moderate yields of 37hl/ha in 2014. This parcel is both quite rich in soil and large chunks of limestone. The Mugneret Gibourg Bourgogne rouge has been farmed by the Vigots in its entirety for the last 40+ years. It is 100% from the Lutenières parcel at the southern limit of Vosne Romanée. This is the only wine in the range that I didn’t taste last week, presumably because they didn’t bottle any half bottles for sampling, and because it is most likely completely sold out (including my small allocation). Based on the purity, vibrancy, and succulence that I found in the rest of the range, this should be an absolute no brainer value hound pick.

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