2014 Thierry Richoux Veaupessiot Irancy 750 ml

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This wine comes from organic vines around 20 years old, grown in Kimmeridgian limestone marls with very light soil and more stone compared to other zones in Irancy. Ages 2.5 years total elevage time: first a year in stainless steel, and the remainder in 600-liter (15% new) foudres.

A rustic, clean style of wine that with patience shows an array of specific noble complexities unique to this place. Veaupessiot is the most elegant and more brightly aromatic than the other lieux-dits bottlings, Les Cailles and La Palotte. Dry and earthy with full body.

While this vintage wasn't reviewed, here is what Wine Advocate reviewer William Kelley had to say: "Thierry Richoux's Irancy's are nothing short of a revelation. While one might assume that this northerly appellation would be the source of tangy, light-bodied wines, the amphitheater of hills that surrounds this charming medieval village are in fact capable of producing a decidedly virile, characterful style of Pinot Noir."

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