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Domaine de Thalie 'Balancin', Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Older vines on a tiny parcel with south-western exposure and a higher percentage of limestone. Hand harvest. Whole bunches undergo an 18 day maceration in stainless steel, followed by a natural fermentation. Elevage for 10 months in neutral oak. Unfined, unfiltered, minimal SO2. ‘Balancin’ refers to a legendary rock just above Peter’s Pinot Noir vines.

Peter Gierszewski established this small five-hectare estate in 2019. He started from scratch, purchasing old vines and converting an old farmhouse into a cellar and home. It is situated in the hills above Cluny, a natural and historic sub-region of Saone-et-Loire. Farming is organic and biodynamic and Peter values biodiversity. The soils are very diverse and the wines extraordinarily expressive.

Winemaker: Peter Gierszewski
Country: France
Region: Macon, Saone-et-Loire
Type: Red
Variety: Pinot Noir
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1960s and early 90s
Production: 5000 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone, marl, granite