Notes from Chambers St. Wines:
"Orchis Mascula (orchids) is part of Claire Naudin’s série “flower”, her experimental range of wines where she does not use SO2, but at bottling if needed. This Pinot comes from 3 plots, En Foigery, En Bully and La Grande Corvée de Bully, from vines averaging 30 years-old. On this Jurassic limestone with clay soil, the Pinot in this ripe vintage preserved a remarkable tension typical of the Hautes-Côtes. Hand-harvested, the grapes are vinified whole-cluster with no pump over, free run and press are blended after the two weeks maceration. Sulfur is used usually just at bottling after 18-20 months of aging in 228 liter barrels with a small percentage new."