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La Grande Pièce

Domaine Saint Nicolas

La Grande Pièce Bottle
Appellation
Fiefs-Vendéens
Variety
Pinot Noir
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Certified biodynamic (DEMETER & BIODYVIN)
Soil
Red clay & pink schist
Altitude
25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, hand sorted, 80% destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in vat, 28 day maceration with pigeage
Aging
Aged 18 month in new French oak demi-muids, bottled unfined, total sulfites 38mg/L

Overview

La Grande Pièce takes its name from the large, 600L French oak demi-muids in which it is aged. It is sourced from Thierry’s oldest vines of Pinot Noir that average 30 years old and are planted on red clay and pink schist soils. These plots share the same southwestern exposure as those used for Cuvée Jacques, resulting in a wine of remarkable concentration from yields of only 15hl/ha on average. 

Ratings & Reviews

92

2010 La Grande Pièce

Source: WA

93+

2009 La Grande Pièce

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Fiefs-Vendéens
  • Proprietor
    Thierry Michon
  • Winemaker
    Thierry Michon
  • Size / Elevation
    32 hectares / 25 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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