The first feature of this wine is that it is from an old and low-production plot. In a superb exhibition this vine still enjoys a great maturity.
Second, it produces only very small clusters of Pinot Noir grapes with very thick skins, which is a guarantee of future concentration of the wine. This wine requires vine yields be controlled with a severe de-budding, green harvesting if necessary, tillage, no fertilizer, protecting the vines friendly environment and fauna.
The grapes are first harvested at optimum maturity, once sorted in the vineyard and harvested in small crates, then again sorted in the winery on a table where ten people are working. Then the grapes are picked at 100% but not crushed (ie integers) and placed in vats by gravity. The maceration lasts about three weeks with pigeages "feet" more or less frequent. No products like wine yeasts, enzymes or tannins are made not to distort a precious soil. The wine is aged in barrels 15 months without racking with a proportion of new barrels rather low (<20%). Finally bottling was carried out by gravity without fining or filtration.
Color: very strong in the garnet.
Nose: woody discreet and black fruit aromas.
Palate: the frame is built on tight but silky tannins that give the wine an exquisite elegance. One of the finest premiers crus of Beaune sure.
Aging: 10 + years