With all the hype attributed to Bordeaux, Burgundy still remains the most complex and intellectual of France's dreamland of wine-making. What is lacked in varietal blending, as only two grapes are used - Pinot and Chardonnay, is made up for by the 'terroir' - the expression of geological and climatic conditions, which can vary so dramatically over as little as ten or twenty yards within a single vineyard.
Appellation: Premier Cru, clos (walled vineyard), monopole (exclusivity). Area under vine: 2.13 hectares. Sun exposure: East. Soil: Subsoil of Argovian limestone marl with Bathonian clay-limestone scree in places. Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir. Winemaking: The grapes are handpicked, then sorted in the cellar and completely destemmed. They are then cold-macerated for 7 days a…
The 2010 vintage is a remarkable one. Harmony, purity, balance and restraint is rarely achieved in Burgundy but this vintage has it all. 93 points. Allen Meadows - Burghound
Appellation: Premier Cru. Area under vine: 0.727 hectares. Location: Part of a clos, or walled vineyard. Sun exposure: East by South-East. Terroir: Very stony limestone. The soils superb potential is due to pebbly, permeable soil and a slope providing excellent drainage. Grape varieties: 100% Chardonnay. Winemaking: The grapes are handpicked and carrefully sorted in the cellar…