100% Pinot Noir. Maison MC Thiriet is the newest up-and-coming micro-négoce in Burgundy and it is based out of Chateau de Comblanchien, in the Côte-d’Or. After years of experience in both the production and sales side, Canadian-born winemaker Matt Chittick and Burgundian Camille Thiriet, have thrown caution and better judgment to the wind in order to realize a long-term dream of producing Burgundy under their own label. Camille and Matt met while working for Nicolas Potel at the Domaine de Bellene. Matt was the winemaker from 2011 to 2014 and Camille was the head of sales. Maison Roche de Bellene produces wine from over 75 different appellations so the experience gave Matt and Camille access to plenty of reputable growers across the Cote d’Or. This insight and network of relationships allow them to source only the best fruit for their own label from great growers whom they know and admire. 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 sulfur additions. This lieu-dit from the Cotes des Nuits is simply gorgeous and a superb value. It is no wonder that William Kelley of the Wine Advocate recently wrote, “This was my first visit to Thiriet’s small négociant operation, which launched with the 2016 vintage, and I was delighted and indeed inspired by what I tasted…Everything reviewed here comes recommended.” We couldn’t agree more. Don’t miss out on one of our favorite new producers coming out of France.