2020 Domaine Francois Mikulski, Monthelie Rouge, Burgundy, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE
The plots of land that we cultivate are 45 years old on average. The vine population is 100% Pinot Noir.. Our annual production is of approximately 3000 bottles. The vines are cultivated in non-certified organic production.
The subsoil is limestone gravel covered with clay.
The cuvée is vinified in tanks for approximately 15 days, then put into oak barrels in which it remains at least 12 months. It is then removed and put into tanks 3 to 4 months before being bottled.
We use approximately 20% of new barrels.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
François’ Mikulski’s father was Lieutenant Mieczyslaw Mikulski who escaped from occupied Poland in 1939, fleeing to England and joining the Resistance troops of the Free Polish Forces. There he met his future wife, a Burgundian woman working on an English army base, and moved to Brussels where François was born and raised. Luckily for us and the world of wine, François spent his formative summers in Burgundy, where he fell in love with the agrarian lifestyle and determined that he would one day make wine himself. He inherited his first plots of Meursault in 1992 from his late uncle, Pierre Boillot. Since that time, he has relentlessly pursued his authenticity, purity and elegance through acute attention to biological balance in the vineyard and terroir minded élevage practices in the cellar. After meticulous sorting in the vineyards the grapes are de-stemmed and lightly pressed. Natural yeasts are used in the fermentation after which the wines undergo an élevage 10-12 months. François typically restrains his new oak use to about 20%, believing that excessive wood masks full expression of the terroir.
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