Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Dates of plantation: 1972, 1980, 1995
Soil: clayey-limestone, marl clear, gravel and clear pebbles on surface
Aspect: South – SouthWest
Altitude: 249 meters
Annual production: 450 bottles and 225 magnums
Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – 100% destemming – Open fermentor – 20 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 – 35% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed.
Allen Meadows: “Here the nose is compositionally similar to the Les Combins save for it being noticeably fresher. There is also better verve and freshness in the mouth as the detailed and delicious medium weight flavors exhibit only a trace of rusticity on the balanced and lingering finish. Also in contrast to the Combins this will be approachable young even though it should age effortlessly.” This really is the king of Clos!
“Les béatilles et le pigeon rôti aux légumes de printemps à l’émietté de truffes”
(Beatilles and roasted pigeon with spring vegetables and truffles crumbled)
Ideally served at: 16°C – Ageing potential: 8 – 10 years
AWARDS AND PRESS MARKS
This is the first place classified «Premier Cru» on Mercurey in 1936.
Allen Meadows: 91/2020+ (Vintage 2011) – 90/2020+ (Vintage 2012) – 90/2018+ (Vintage 2013)
Revue des Vins de France Hors Série 2015: 16,5/20 – “A solid representative of its name. The wine shines by the beautiful definition of its fruit and the accuracy of its breeding. Complete and racy to drink between 2018 and 2028 to accompany a piece of beef. ” (Vintage 2013)