Lieu-dit - Climat: Montmerond, south-facing, elevation 350 m
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Area: 1.2 ha Farming: Organic since 2014 (certified) Harvest:Hand-harvested Winemaking: Gravity flow, indigenous yeasts, no additives, carbonic maceration (whole bunch) for 10-15 days, manual devatting, very soft horizontal over a day Ageing: 100 % in old Burgundy oak barrels (8 years and older) for 7 months on fine lies without additives assembled for 1 month Fining:None Filtration:None Added S02: 10 mg/l to 20mg/l
Shimmering magenta. Vibrant, mineral-accented red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by hints of candied lavender, exotic spices and incense. Silky, pliant and alluringly sweet, offering palate-caressing raspberry, cherry preserve and spicecake flavors that are given lift and focus by a spine of smoky minerality. Made in a pure, energetic style, showing solid finishing thrust, well-knit tannins and lingering florality. From what I've seen of the 2018s this is definitely one of the stars of the appellation in this vintage.