2013 Les Crais Domaine Huguenot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
On the alluvial fan at the base of a combe, there is limestone underneath but this is mostly clay and little stones and alluvium. It ripens well and is harvested before the premiers crus. The poor soil means the yields are naturally low and the resulting wine is lifted, mid-weight, tensile with good fruit and savour - really well-done. Drinking range: 2017 - 2025 L&S (Nov 2014)
*Case price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
The Huguenots can trace their history in Marsannay and working in the vines back to 1789. Currently the domaine is run by Philippe. His father Jean-Louis expanded the domaine from five to twenty-two hectares (twelve in Marsannay, six in Fixin, and four in Gevrey) before handing over the reins. Philippe has taken the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010).
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