Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
From a 0.45 hectare plot, "Champeaux" comes from the word "champs" used by ancient Gaulois for "field". No chemical materials have been used since 1996. Arnaud employs a traditional pruning system with simple guyot training. The land has been ploughed by horses for over ten years to avoid soil compaction. Trimming and trellising are done by lightweight tractors. Green harvest is done in adaption to the needs of each parcel to maintain the best leaf to fruit ratio.
Bedrock is close to the surface, showing purple-colored veins. Pebbly topsoil, about 20-30 cm deep
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 oak barrels (60% new, 40% one-year-old, from Tonnelleire François Frères) for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last couple months of elevage.