- Rosenthal Wine Merchant - https://www.madrose.com -

GEORGE LIGNIER: 2017 & 2016 Report on Consequences of Extreme Weather

Marsannay Rouge 2016: this wine was not made in 2016 due to the frost. The small number of grapes he was able to harvest were added to the Bourgogne Rouge.

Marsannay Blanc 2016: did not make Marsannay Blanc due to frost damage.

Aligotè: 2016: this wine failed to finish its fermentation and is still carrying quite a few grams of sugar. Not wanting to sell a demi-sec Aligote, we are going to skip the ’16 and move on to the ’17.

Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc 2017: Benoit presented to us a Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc made from a .45ha parcel of Chardonnay below Morey St. Denis. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, the wine was nicely textured with a brisk minerality. Approximately the same price as the Aligotè. We are going to give this wine a second look in the fall. Stay tuned.