Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
From two parcels covering 0.75 hectares: Champs Pennebaut, which is near the Couchey border, and Champs des Charmes, which borders Brochon. 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.
Champs Pennebaut has limestone scree in the higher part and more clay in the lower part; Champs des Charmes has a high content of small limestone pebbles
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are harvested into small plastic crates and undergo triple sorting upon arriving at the estate. 80% whole bunch vinification. Arnaud tastes everything daily during vinification using native yeasts. The wine is aged in oak barrels (5-10% new, from Tonnelleire François Frères) for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last six months of elevage.