Sustainable - Lutte Raisonnée
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyards & Viticulture
"Longeroies" is a word that likely comes from an old French word meaning "furrow." The parcel is south-facing and, as the star vineyard of Marsannay, will probably soon become a Premier Cru. 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.
Large quantities of limestone scree resting on deep soils
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 (20% new, 80% two-year-old, from Tonnelleire François Frères) for 18 months on fine lees and is racked into stainless vats for the last six months of elevage.