Bourgogne Rouge "Le Clos"
Pinot Noir from the single vineyard "Le Clos". Short maceration with constant pump-overs, and punchdowns breaking the cap towards the end of fermentation. Aged 12 months in two to five year old barrels.
Located in the heart of the Mâconnais, Hubert Laferrère is the only independent vigneron in the village of Lugny. This is far from insignificant: Lugny happens to be home to the second biggest cave coopérative in France. Amongst an ocean of Chardonnay vineyards farmed conventionally for the coop, Hubert has taken the opposite approach. collapse Laferrère is extremely conscientious and dedicated to the viticultural work applied to his 5.5 hectares of land. Over the years, he has focused increasingly on bio-diversity in the vineyards. He has stopped plowing entirely, favoring superficial work of the soils, occasionally with his horse but also with a roulleau FACA, a device that crushes grass softly, creating a natural cover crop in every other row each year. Hubert grafts all his new plants in place with a diverse amount of clones, many in massale. Very few treatments are applied in the vines, and only when deemed necessary.