Closeau de Clos Prieur, Robert Gibourg 2014 (Burgundy, France)
In 1980, Robert Gibourg purchased a parcel of Pinot Noir ‘Closeau du Clos Prieur’ in Gilly-les-Citeaux, right next to Chambolle Musigny and just north of Vosne-Romanee. Yields are kept low, and all grapes are hand-harvested. No chemical fertilizers are used; the soil is turned to promote diversity and health. Grapes are de-stemmed. The must is cold-soaked for 3-5 days to extract color and aroma from the skins. Fermentation is 100% natural, and lasts for 18-21 days. Punching down of the cap occurs twice daily. A maximum 30% new oak barrels are used to age the wine. Wines are aged for 16–18 months. Outstanding value!