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Jean Marc MILLOT


 
JEAN-MARC HAD BEEN GROWING GRAPES AND HONING HIS WINEMAKING SKILLS SINCE THE LATE 80’S . HE STARTED ESTATE BOTTLING IN 1992 WITH A LIMITED RANGE COMPRISING CÔTE DE NUITS VILLAGES A LITTLE VOSNE ROMANÉE AND CLOS VOUGEOT. IN 1997 , HOWEVER , HE AND HIS WIFE , CHRISTINE , HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TAKE CONTROL OF VINEYARDS WHICH HAD BEEN LEASED OUT TO OTHER PRODUCERS . THE RANGE THEN BECAME A CONSTELLATION FOR THEY ADDED SUBSTANITIAL ACREGES OF PREMIER AND GRAND CRUS TO THEIR HOLDINGS.

JEAN-MARC STRIVES TO PRODUCE PURE , SOFT , MESMERISING BURGUNDIES WITH THE ACCENT FIRMLY ON THE WATCHWORD FOR PINOT NOIR – AROMA AND FRUIT . THE FRUIT IS DESTEMMED AND CARE IS TAKEN NOT TO OVEREXTRACT ON THE BASIS THAT WITH THE LOW YIELDS EMPLOYED THE DENSITY OF TEXTURE AND FLAVOUR ARE ALREADY TO BE FOUND IN THE GRAPES.

VINIFICATION : GRAPES DESTALKED / WHOLE BERRIES ;MUSTS ARE COOLED TO BELOW 10°C AND CAP IS PUMPED OVER DURING 4/5 DAY MACERATION TO RELEASE AROMA OF PINOT NOIR 10 /15 DAY FERMENTATION WITH PUNCHING DOWN 2X A DAY ; AGEING IN OAK CASKS NOT EXCEEDING 50% FOR THE GRANDS CRUS ; 20-25% FOR VILLAGES AND PREMIER CRUS .

SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE 0,82 HECTARES 3 PLOTS IN VERMOTS DESSUS ( OLD VINES) LES GOLARDES PLANTED 1970S LES FOURCHES PLANTED 1950S

COTE DE NUITS-VILLAGES (LE CLOS DES FAULQUES) : 1 .8 HECTARES PRODUCTION : 7 000 BOTTLES AVERAGE AGE 35 YEARS
BOUQUET : ENTICING CURRANTY FRUIT WITH FLARES OF LEATHER AND MOKA ; PALATE : DENSE AND AND BROAD FOR THE APPELLATION ; LONG SAVOURY FINISH

VOSNE-ROMANÉE AC 0.21 HECTARES 1 200 BOTTLES VINES 25 YEARS OLD 2 ORIGINS HAUTES MAIZIÈRES AND VIOLETTES CLOSE TO CLOS VOUGEOT .
BOUQUET : FLORAL WITH BLACK CHERRY ; PALATE : DENSE , FLESHY AND MOUTHFILLING ;

VOSNE-ROMANÉE 1ER CRU SUCHOTS : 0.28 HECTARES PRODUCTION 1 500 BOTTLES ; 40 YEAR OLD VINEYARD AT VOSNE SIDE OF SUCHOTS.
BOUQUET : HEADY WITH LIQUORICE , VIOLETS AND EXOTIC FLOWERS ; PALATE : DEEP AND AMPLE WITH HUGE VELVET TEXTURE ; ETHEREAL /FLORAL LINGERING FINALE .

CLOS VOUGEOT : 0.34 HECTARES IN THE PRIME GRAND MAUPERTUIS SECTION OF THE CLOS ; PRODUCTION 1 800 BOTTLES.
BOUQUET : DARK CHOCOLATE AND MEATY , PALATE : EXPANSIVE AND 4 SQUARE WITH CHARACTERISTIC GRIP ON FINISH .

ECHEZEAUX : 0.97 HECTARES PRODUCTION 4 000 BOTTLES PRINCIPAL ORIGINS LES POULAILLERES AND ECHEZEAUX DU DESSUS 35 YEARS OLD ON AVERAGE.
BOUQUET : RIPE BLACK CHERRY WITH FOREST FLOOR OVERTONES . PALATE : EXPANSIVE AND THICK BUT RETAINING GREAT POISE ; DISTINGUISHED , ELEGANT TONES ON THE FINISH.

GRANDS ECHÉZEAUX : 0.20 HECTARES PRODUCTION : 850 BOTTLES
BOUQUET : GREAT STYLE ; REDOLENT OF POLISHED MAHOGANY AND SPICE . PALATE : POWERFUL STRUCTURE WITH RICH , DENSE CORE , LONG , BILLOWING AFTERTASTE .


2010


Michael Stephens Blog
Bouchon de vin de Bourgogne
 
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Cultivates a prime vineyard site and also has a solid grounding in methods of vinification and ageing wine, a more authentic, more character...
 
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VINS DIVINS M. Michaël STEPHENS


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