Maison MC Thiriet Current Releases
2016 was the first vintage from Maison MC Thiriet and it was lovingly made in the small garage of the Chateau de Comblanchien situated just above the RN74 between Beaune and Nuits St Georges. Only four barrels of Bourgogne Blanc and three barrels of Cote de Nuits Village were produced in 2016. 2017 saw a bit more wine and the introduction of a new Bourgogne Rouge.
In the cellar, pump overs are done by gravity and the grapes are pressed using a small wooden basket press. The wines are fermented with natural yeasts and minimal sulphur additions.
BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY CUVEE CONFIDENTIELLE
The name of the cuvée is a reference to the size of the plot, it is so small it’s practically a secret. The vineyard is located in Meursault and the soil is clay and limestone based. The vines are now 30 years old and cultivated using lutte raisonée.
Only five barrels were produced in 2017, one of which was a new barrel from François Frère.
Bourgogne Rouge Les Blanches
Only one barrel and one feuillette were produced in 2017 (450 bottles) from this very small vineyard called “Les Blanches” located in Pommard on mid slope, just above the village.
The vines are 70 years old, organically grown, with all soil treatments (tilling, weed control) carried out by two horses – Obelix and Véga. The vineyard name “Les Blanches” refers to the high portion of limestone in the soil giving it a white appearance.
2017 was aged in neutral french oak barrels to preserve the purity of the fruit. Fermentation was only 14 days with 30% whole bunches and native yeasts.
Cote de Nuits Villages Aux Montagnes
50 years old organic vineyard located in Comblanchien.
In 2017, only four neutral barrels of 228L from Rousseau and one 336 liter prototype cigar barrel was produced. There was no new oak used in order to better preserve the purity of the fruit.