2009 Lambrays Clos Des Lambrays

"In the words of Michel Bettane, the Clos des Lambrays is an extraordinary terroir, capable of giving wines that, in generosity of savour and length rival the greatest. It is, as wine maker Thierry Brouin pointed out to me, and shows on the palate, the most "Morey" of all the Grand Crus of that appellation - the terroir really comes through. In the vinification, too, Brouin captures this - a long fermentation, no de-stemming, and 50% new allier Oak. The wines are unfined, only the last sixth of each barrel is then lightly filtered (the rest are unfiltered), and starting with '94 our selection, completely unfined and unfiltered." - Importer "The largest part of the vineyards consists of very old vines, the plants of the CLOS DES LAMBRAYS vineyard are on average 40 years. This average age includes the 2,45 ha replanted in 1980 and the annual grafting carried out with the best vine-stocks and clones of Pinot Noir (114, 115, 272). The plantation density of the vines (10.000 - 12.000 vines/hectare) is the optimum to get the best quality and the old vines, which needs a special care, remain preserved. The average yield is 31 hectolitres per hectare." - Winery [+]