Chambertin Grand Cru
Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
Close to the south of Combe Grisard, Chambertin is one of the most famous Grand Crus. It is not as steep as Clos de Bèze and has a cooler climate. Facing east, it benefits from perfect sunshine. From a 0.15 hectare parcel, it is situated on the middle of the slope with excellent drainage. No chemicals have been used since 1996, and the land is ploughed by horses to avoid soil compaction. Arnaud employs a traditional pruning system with simple guyot training and practices green harvesting. Trimming and trellising are done by lightweight tractors.
White and marly at the top of the hill, then marly-limestone with brown clay at the bottom, all covered with a layer of scree and fine silt
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are harvested into small plastic crates and undergo triple sorting upon arriving at the estate. Arnaud partly destems the fruit (he uses whole cluster fermentation with old vines) and tastes everything daily during vinification using native yeasts. The wine is aged in 100% new oak barrels, from Tonnelleire François Frères, for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last six months of elevage.