A rare insider Burgundy buy from the daughter of Nathalie Vigot. Majorie Dole sources this from an old family vineyard that belonged to her grandmother. This is a great value buy for Red Burgundy, and currently, we have the only bottles available in the USA.
A very unique and exciting wine: the second vintage from the small Vosne-Romanee producer, Nathalie Vigot's daughter, Marjorie Dole. Majorie is breaking onto the scene like her mother with an ultra-tiny production, most likely borrowing some of mom's old vine Couteaux Bourgignon vines right outside the Vosne designation. We offered Nathalie's Couteaux Bourguignon a while back. For those unfamiliar, it was formerly called Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire or Bourgogne Ordinaire, a designation given in the 1930s for wines deemed everyday wines and allows for the use of a wider variety of grapes, including muskat, Cesar, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. Couteaux Bourguignon has become the testing ground for Burgundy producers looking to experiment, and while this is less of an experiment and more of a case of a family vineyard where they probably planted what they had, maybe even for a house wine. The label on the bottle states "La Vigne a Mamie" or Granny's vines.
At any rate, the vineyard is mostly Pinot Noir with a few sticks of very old vine Gamay scattered throughout, too good to be replanted. If Nathalie Vigot only makes 600 bottles of this, her daughter's production here has to be next to nothing. It is a fantastic wine with beautiful upfront appeal and a touch of Vosne structure and minerality. It's a unique insider Burgundy from possibly the new smallest producer in Vosne. Maybe we will see some Petit Monts from Le Petit Domaine Dole someday, but this is it for now. An excellent bottle for those looking to explore Burgundy and stay current while being a fantastic value for the Pinot Noir from the new and old world simultaneously; this is not one to miss and one of the first 2020s we have offered.