Ideally located partly in the valley of Chassagne, on the boundary of Puligny-Montrachet, and partly on the Remigny side, our plots, benefit from a rich soil made of clay and limestone.
The low altitude and the south sunny exposure ensure water and nutrients that produce ripe, juicy and aromatic berries.
The old age and our pruning method are one of the reasons for limiting the quantity and providing a high quality Pinot Noir.
We provide traditional manual culture work and care to the vine from november to July: cordon de royat pruning, ploughing, debudding for yield control, shot knitting and only when necessary spraying against the vine diseases.
The time and care we give to the vine is key to wine quality.
First steps include a few days of pre-fermentation cold maceration, followed by about 10 days of alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank, skin crushing, ageing partly in tank (2/3) and oak (1/3).
Then comes natural malolactic fermentation at cellar temperature (13 to 14° C).
After 12 months of ageing, the wine is pumped back to one tank for bottling preparation.
Vintage 2013 offers a classic and balanced expression of Pinot Noir, Burgundy's generic red varietal.
Lovely bright and shiny ruby color with an expressive and open nose carrying elegant red fruit notes (blackcurrant, cherry, blackcurrant) followed by slightly spicy and undergrowth (sous-bois) flavors.
In mouth, the wine is tasted round and fruity with a good tanic structure that will keep it in good shape for the next 3 years.
3-5 years - depending on storage and transport
Spring was exceptionally warm and dry and started the vine growing cycle earlier than usual (as in 2011).
On June 28, a major climatic change happened with a hail storm (more violent from Meursault to Beaune). After this hail storm, summer remained rather cold and humid. Sun was back only 3 weeks before harvest, that started on september 13 in Chassagne.
To conclude, the right balance between freshness and ripeness is reached thanks to this number of weather épisodes that implied spring high températures, summer rains and return of sunshine in indian summer time.