100% Pinot Meunier, Les Vignes d'Autrefois (the vines of another time)
is made from a single four-tonne press of grapes from old vines planted between
1947 and 1964 that grow in several chalky terroirs in Chavot and Mancy. The
viticulture at these sites is entirely biodynamic. As well as referencing the
age of the vines, the name also refers to the fact that these vines are all
massale selections. Aurélien Laherte uses old Burgundy barrels for the
aging (including some sourced from Montille and Leroux) and there was no malo.
All up the wine was aged for seven months in barrel followed by 30 months on
lees in bottle. The very low dosage of three grams per litre allows the iodine
minerality of these chalky terroirs to sing through.