2013 Bourgogne Rouge, Domaine Lignier-Michelot

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Rich purple with a very sensual Pinot nose, this has village class to the fruit. There is good acidity behind, nicely generous, and no sign of any tannin. Jasper Morris, MW - Wine Buyer Virgile went through the vineyards 15 days before harvest, removing the leaves on the south side and taking away anything that was rotten. This kept his crop in good condition so he could afford to wait for full ripeness, not starting until 11th October. He then practised very gentle extraction to keep the tannins supple. He compares 2013 to 2008 but with greater richness of fruit. The crop is 15-to-20% up on