|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
More clay here. And it is wines from the clay that seem to be in need of a bit more élevage this year. This is bigger, bolder. Really quite full. There is still charm and in the mouth things tighten up somewhat. A nice feel of fine grip builds and freshens, this really helps with the density of a mass of fruit, still tightly wound for now. Dark and brooding in the middle for now, this will be quite indulgent. Power and possibility are both high here. L&S (Oct 2019)
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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 took the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010), but immensely sadly he was forced to do a single non-organic treatment in 2016, because of the terrible conditions, so he was back to square one - three years to re-qualify for the organic label - but this should be in place for 2020. Philippe was initially unsure if he would try for the certification again - but for all that is not planning to change the way he works - it is, he assures us, better for him and the environment and and his workers as well as for quality, and the domaine will continue along organic lines. Jean-Louis died suddenly just before the 2019 harvest - he will be much-missed.
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