Pinot Noir Plante Gate Thierry Michon 2012

Pinot Noir Plante
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Pinot Noir Plante Gate Thierry Michon ,Domaine Saint Nicolas, Fiefs-Vendeen, Loire valley littoral Pinot, biodynamic, old vines, flavours of raspberry and the sea breeze. This is an extremely elegant Pinot Noir from this lesser-known region of the Loire Maritime.  You can really feel the Atlantic sea breeze permeating the wine. It’s rare to find a coastal Pinot Noir grown on schist.  A modest 13%, with fresh raspberry characteristics and tangible salinity, with poised acidity and lovely texture.  Pinot Noir Plante Gate spends 15 months in large 400l French oak barrels, which give the wine its name. As with all his wines, it is made according to biodynamic certification, with spontaneous fermentation and minimal intervention. A must for lovers of Pinot Noir, or for anyone who enjoys the fascinating variety that the Loire valley has to offer.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Domaine Saint Nicholas Thierry Michon
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2012
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Pinot Noir
Terroir Schist soils
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation Large French barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

Thierry's father purchased the vineyard at Ile d’Olonne in 1970 to build the winery that Thierry now runs.

The wines of Saint-Nicholas are unique due to the vineyard's proximity to the ocean and resulting micro-climate: sea, woodland and the marshes of the Ile d’Olonne. They have a wide variety of grapes across this 37 hectare estate, and it is all farmed biodynamically. No easy task! For Thierry Michon, the schist and silex soils so close to the Atlantic are key to his success. His vineyards never see a non-organic product. He raises his own cows simply for the manure they produce which he religiously spreads between the vines. He has also slowly purchased buffer zones all around his property to prevent chemical products from other winemakers from seeping into his parcels.

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Pinot Noir Plante Gate Thierry Michon 2012