Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Dates of plantation: 1972
Aspect: South East
Altitude: 232 meters
Annual production: 2,100 bottles
Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – 100% destemming – Open fermentor – 16 days vatting – Temperature control – Natural yeast – Low intrusive, with such a level of concentration, the structure comes naturally and allows all the soil expression. Vertical press.
18 months in oak barrels – 25% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed.
Allen Meadows: «A background note of wood is suitably subtle to allow the red and dark currant, earth and slightly sauvage aromas to shine. The rich, round and delicious middle weight flavors possess a velvety and sappy mouth feel on the rustic, dense and moderately austere finale. This is a serious village that will need at least 2 to 4 years of cellaring before it is sufficiently civilized to enjoy.»
«Dinde farcie aux marrons.»
(Turkey stuffed with chestnuts.)
Ideally served at: 16°C – Ageing potential: 6 – 8 years
AWARDS AND PRESS MARKS
Allen Meadows: 89/2014+ (Vintage 2009) – 86/2014+ (Vintage 2011) – 88/2018+ (Vintage 2012) – 87/2016+ (Vintage 2013)
Schweizerische Weinzeitung October 2012: «Beautiful bouquet soft, fine, light, red berries and raspberries. Lightweight, balanced, lightly bitter sweet fruit palate, fine tannins, silky structure.» (Vintage 2009)