Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
The Lavaux St-Jacques vineyard, with its southern exposure, is tucked into the Combe Lavaux and consists of five parcels totaling 1.2 hectares - an enormous holding by Burgundian standards. 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.
The top of the slope is poor and pebbly, with rock at a depth of 25 cm; pebbly at the bottom of the slope, but deeper and with more clay
Harvest & Vinification
The grapes are harvested into small plastic crates and undergo triple sorting upon arriving at the estate. 40% whole bunch fermentation. Arnaud tastes everything daily during vinification using native yeasts. The wine is aged in oak barrels (30% new, from Tonnelleire François Frères) for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last six months of elevage.