Certified Biodynamic, Certified Organic
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
This parcel was planted in 1970s and has southeast exposition. It sits on the hillside above the eponymous 1er cru. It is so steep it can only be worked by horse. The estate is a total of 6.5 hectares. All vines are selection massale. This property was an early adopter of organics (certified in 1999) and has practiced biodynamics since 2000 (certified 2005).
Harvest & Vinification
Fermentation (up to 30% whole cluster) takes place in oak open-top fermenter (cuve tronconique), with native yeast and manual punch downs. After a gentle pneumatic pressing, the wine is racked by gravity to oak barrels (from Tronçais, Allier). Aged for 18 months (30% new for Grand Cru & 1er Cru, less in new for village), then bottled unfined and unfiltered.