- Both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are grown on the brown calcareous soil, the Chardonnay being found mostly on clay and limestone.
- As in the rest of Burgundy, the continental climate, with its warm summer and mild fall, is very favorable to the good maturity of the grapes.
- The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 250 to 370 meters (750 to 1110 feet).
- The fermentation and the ageing of the wines take place in their cellars in Beaune.
- Buying grapes (instead of already made wine) is preferable since it allows tight control on the quality and yield of the crop.
- The grapes are always picked by hand and then gently pressed.
- The juice ferments in barrels, a small percentage being of new oak.
- A few weeks after the malolactic fermentation is completed, the wine is racked off its lees.
- After several months of ageing in barrels (7 to 8 months), the wine is bottled.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
- This exquisite wine, which goes so well with delicate fish and most shellfish, is also an excellent value.
TASTING NOTES: “A wine full of charm! The color is a beautiful white gold, with a ravishing purity and brilliance. The aromas are fresh and fruity, with nuances of broom shrub (genêt), almond and delicious preserved citrus notes. On the palate, it is fresh and elegant. A long and delicious aftertaste makes for a lasting impression”. – Véronique Boss-Drouhin