Reductive nose with notes of graphite, black fruit jelly and laurel, complemented by hints of cedar and fig leaves. Palate: broad on entry, then big on the mid-palate with velvety tannins. Shows nice balance between freshness and power with an aromatic range dominated by spices, nice ripe black fruit and sooty notes.
Planted on decomposed granite known locally as “gore”. Grapes for this wine come from three different parts of the appellation: Les Reynards (south-facing granite slopes bringing maturity and minerality), Mazard (east-facing slope bringing body and volume) and Saint-Pierre (high-lying area bringing freshness and complexity).
This year was full of surprises and will remain ingrained in our memories due to its unpredictable weather! It was a true winemakers’ vintage and the month of September made it what it is. The northern reds show a classic and pure style, with exceptional potential.
Traditional vinification using destemmed grapes. 10 days fermentation in unlined concrete tanks is followed by 4-5 weeks maceration. Malolactic fermentation in Burgundy barrels (20% new) during 16-18 months of ageing.
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