The vineyard is located at the very south of the appellation, at a fifty meters distance from the Romanée Conti, the block is plough by horse to keep as much as possible all these old vines. The soi lis made of dark clay. The average age of the vines here in this block is about90 years old. Global size : 0 ha 34.
50% Whole Cluster. These fruits are then put in tank without any crushing, to keep an intact berry. A cold soak follows, it goes from 3 days to a week, depending on the appellations and the vintage. Then the alcoholic fermentation takes place with a classic scheme of vinification, not very interventionnist, the pump overs and punch downs are done case per case in function of the densities and the taste of every wine. The wines are then barrel down by gravity in french oak barrels in order to mature and do their malo-lactic fermentation.
100% new oak – Bottled at the beginning of march.
(from a .375 ha parcel situated by La Grande Rue; 50% whole cluster). The strikingly elegant nose offers the most complexity of any wine in the range with its well-layered aromas of spice, plum, violet, dark cherry and sandalwood. There is a beguilingly velvety texture to the lightly mineral-driven medium weight flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract before terminating in a firm and impeccably well-balanced finish. Note that this beauty will also require ample patience.