NICOLAS PAVIE, LA GRANDE ILLUSION 2019
Nicolas Pavie, La Grande Illusion 2019
This wine comes from two separate parcels planted on clay limestone soils, planted in the 1950's. As with all of Nicolas' wines there was around 3-4 week maceration of whole bunches in tank - with no punchers or extraction before a very slow press. This was aged in old barrel - from one of his friends in the Jura, for 20 months.
Dense vibrant juice, with the barrel giving a pleasant roundness, this opens up beautifully over a couple of days.