A pretty vintage signed by a natural flavor concentration from low yields due to spring frost. Less grapes benefited from more strength from each vine : whites taste fruity, ripe, open; reds show richness and silkiness... yummy !
Ideally located partly in the valley of Chassagne, our plots, benefit from a rich soil made of clay and limestone.
The low altitude and the south-east sunny exposure ensure water and nutrients that produce ripe, juicy and aromatic berries.
The old age and our pruning method are one of the reasons for limiting the quantity and providing a high quality regional Chardonnay.
We provide traditional manual culture work and care to the vine from november to July: Guyot pruning, ploughing, debudding for yield control, shot knitting and only when necessary spraying against the vine diseases.
The time and care we give to the vine is key to wine quality.
First steps include crushing and fermentation in French oak barrels (1/3) and stainless steel tank (2/3).
Then comes bâtonnage and natural malolactic fermentation at cellar temperature (13 to 14° C).
After 12 months of ageing, the wine is pumped back to one tank for bottling preparation.
3 years, depending on storage and transport
3-5 years - depending on storage and transport