# Musigny Grand Cru 2009

The ultimate wine? Pinot Noir brought to perfection? No other wine has inspired such pure emotion during its long history. Musigny brings true inspiration. In the royal family of Burgundy wines, it ranks above all the crown princes. The king? Let us say the queen… .This small sloping vineyard, just eight rows of vines, offers a powerful, select wine.

Harvest

Harvest date: September 12th and 16th, 2009 (fruit and roots days). Healthy crop. Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery

Vinification

Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Gravity vated. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 28 days. Cap-punched twice a week. Pressing with the vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 17 months Type: in barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 100 % Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: Tronçais No barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity. March 30th, 2011 Limited to 704 bottles, 80 magnums and 4 jeroboams.

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