Made with fruit grown on 60+ year old vines, the Côte de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes is a light, bright Pinot with aromas of light spice, pot pourri and red berries. Grapes are grown in limestone soil using biodynamic viticulture.The wine is 25-30% whole bunch, fermented with indigenous yeast with minimal added sulphur. As with all Galeyrand wines, this example is certified organic. It is aged in oak barrels, a maximum of 20% new.
From a parcel in Brochon planted in 1960 comes the 2019 Côte de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes, a medium-bodied, perfumed wine evocative of rose petals, plums, sweet red berries and burning embers. Built around melting tannins and succulent acids, it's pretty and fine-boned, and it will be irresistible out of the gates.
90 points, Wine Advocate (January 2021)
The 2019 Côte de Nuits-Villages comes from vines planted in Brochon. This has a well-defined and quite focused bouquet of black currant and bilberry fruit. There is more energy here compared to the Bourgogne Pinot Noir. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit laced with graphite, and quite structured , leading to a crunchy-textured finish that exhibits fine sapidity. Excellent.
(89-91) points, Vinous (October 2020)
From a vineyard called Vignois in Brochon. Fresh purple colour with super ripe cherry notes. Racily delicious, good acidity behind. There is an extra burst of fruit concentration to finish, with the typical ripe yet gorgeous perfume already seen in the Bourgogne.
88 points, Inside Burgundy (March 2021)