This large, south-facing parcel covering more than one hectare was replanted between 1985 and 1989. This sun-drenched vineyard, ideally situated at the top of the hillside, benefits from an excellent reflection of heat onto the grapes. The Petits Noizons vines grow in a very pebbly, soil, (chalky and often alluvial), of great depth. The results are a relatively powerful wine, with good structure and high quality.
Harvest date: September 11th, 2009 (Root Day).
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Vatting-time: 20 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time.
Pressing with the new vertical press.
Length: 14 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 40 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Allier, Tronçais.
Racking: for all of the new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
December, 7th 2010 (Fruit Day)
Limited to 6.330 bottles and 300 magnums.