Biodynamic, Certified Organic
Vineyards & Viticulture
A steep, .84 hectare vineyard facing east-south-east. High altitude site located above the 1er Cru vineyards (in this case perched above Bouchères). Vines were planted between the 1950s and 1980s.
Shallow topsoil over stony white marl
Harvest & Vinification
Grapes are hand-harvested based on the lunar calendar and gently pressed. The resulting wines are aged sur lie in oak barrels with no sulfur additions, only active CO2 to protect the wine in barrel. Only one stirring of the lees at the very beginning stages of fermentation to keep the lees in suspension during malolactic, once the wine reaches approximately 3g/L of residual sugar. Once the lees completely settle, there is no more bâtonnage after April/May. No racking of the wines during élevage, only one racking before going into tank in December for four months prior to bottling in March. The wines are racked just once from their lees just before bottling, in synchronization with the lunar calendar, to ensure a naturally clear and stable state with the lowest atmospheric pressure for lees to be able to fully settle, thus avoiding fining and filtration. Longer barrel aging allows for fully dry wines below 1g/L r.s.