Justin's tasting note:
"An elegant wine with a character all of its own! Bright, vivid, red colour. Intense and fruity nose where notes of wet undergrowth and wild nature can be detected. Fleshy and well structured on the palate. A little chunky in its youth, it becomes rounder and delicious to drink as it gets older. Very
This red wine is produced on the Aubuzes climat in Maranges on the edge of the Santenay vineyard. The name of the place is a local variant of "Aubues" from the Gallic word "albucre" which means a whitish clay soil.
Here the soil is rich and clayey, covered with pebbles, gravels and calcareous sands; the exposure is south-west on a slightly sloping hillside. This gives a wine rich in fruity aromas, powerful with an oaky taste that brings structure.
Age of vines 50 years
Grape variety Pinot noir
Ageing French oak barrels Origin of wood: Allier and Vosges 15% of new oak.
Wine remained 12 months in barrels.
Viticulture Pruning style: Cordon de Royat and Guyot simple
Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...)
Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table
Winemaking Grapes are destemmed, put into vat at 12°c during 5 days (cold pre-fermentary) to extract the primary aromas.
Smooth extraction respecting the grape variety, terroir and vintage.
Fermentation lasts around 20 days.
Tasting notes Beautiful ruby colour, a red fruits and violet bouquet. In the mouth we find a delicate woodiness which brings a fine structure to the wine.