Jancis Robinson Wine Reviews 16.5 points:
Limestone close to the surface here. 20% new oak.
Lightish crimson. Smells of little wild red berries and tastes juicy and fruity. Straightforward but lots of pleasure and finely dry tannins. (JH)
Soft and fine wine with notes of red berries blend elegance and complexity.
Vine Area: 0.66hectares
Average production: 42hl/ha
Age of vines: 45 years old
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
French oak barrels
Origin of wood: Allier and Vosges
20 %,of new oak.
Wine remained 15 months in barrels.
Pruning style: Cordon de Royat
Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,…)
Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table
The grapes are destemed, put into vat at 12°c during 5 days (cold pre-fermentary) to extract the primary
aromas then heat at 18°c to start the fermentation.
During fermentation, the temperature is monitored so that it is around 26 °c with a pick at 30°c.
Fermentation lasts 15 days.
We practice rare pigeages (to break the preferential paths of grape juice) but we practice several
pumping per day (depending on the progress of the fermentation).
The choice to limit pigeages in favor of pumping allows us to extract the tannins more smoothly to obtain
wines while delicacy and finesse.
Smooth extraction respecting the grape variety, terroir and vintage.
Then the must goes into a pneumatic press where pressure control is essential to avoid extracting tannins
from the seeds.
Static racking, placed into barrels.
The malolactic fermentation is performed in barrels with ageing on fine lees
No sticking, just slightly filtered before to bottling according to turbidity.
Bottling in favorable lunar day.