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.
"The 2017 Côte de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes, from 60+ year-old vines in Brochon, is a very pretty, delicate Burgundy. Dried flowers, spice, cedar and sweet red berry fruit all grace this decidedly ethereal, weightless wine. The 2017 is perhaps just a touch fleeting, so I would prefer to drink it on the earlier side."
88 points, Vinous (July 2019)