2017 Richoux Irancy 'Les Cailles', Burgundy, France

2017 Richoux Irancy 'Les Cailles', Burgundy, France


Fram a 1.80 hectare gradually-sloping, southeast-facing vineyard above the village of Irancy.

Richoux's finest and best-exposed parcels are used to make his Irancy Rouge. In top years, he also makes two single-vineyard Irancy: one from the gradually sloping and clay centric "Cailles" vineyard, and the scond from a vineyard called “Vaupessiot” with older vines and a full south-facing exposition overlooking the Yonne River. At harvest, everything is picked by hand with careful sorting of all grapes in the vineyard and in the cellar. Richoux employs two sorting tables in order to remove any inadequate bunches. In the cellar, the grapes are de-stemmed 100%, and then fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank. Richoux also believes in a long élévage for his wines, so they spend their first year in tank, and then a full second year in large foudres. This helps to harmonize the wines while maintaining the purity and transparency of this unique terroir.