Antoine Lienhardt Emphase is a natural, wood-aged red wine made by Antoine Lienhardt with the Pinot Noir variety in the AOC Côte de Nuits-Village/Côte-d'Or, in Burgundy (France).
Considered a great talent in minimal intervention winemaking in Burgundy, Antoine Lienhardt started his project in 2011 when he took over 4.2 hectares of vineyards planted by his grandfather in 1960 in Comblanchien. Convinced that his vineyards had been greatly undervalued, he began cultivating his vines and making wines like they are Grand Crus. This approach has led him to produce wines that surpass the denomination’s reputation and that have led him to quickly gain the respect of those who champion natural wines.
Antoine Lienhardt Emphase comes from a harmonious mix of six plots that surround the village of Comblanchien. These are 60-70 year old vines that are organically cultivated using biodynamic treatments and Grand Cru level care. The grapes are manually harvested and selected in the vineyard before they reach the winery.
During fermentation, Antoine Lienhardt Emphase undergoes gentle maceration for 15 days with no excessive extractions. Fermentation takes place spontaneously in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts and no sulphur. Finally, the wine ages for 14 months in oak barrels that have been used for 1-6 wines and only 5% of which are new.
Lienhardt wines have a drive and energy that will immediately catch your attention. Antoine Lienhardt Emphase is proof of this. A natural Burgundy delight.