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: October 2nd, 2013 (fruit day).
Selection: hand-sorted in the vinyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 27 hl/ha.
Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Vatting-time: 17 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: 15 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Cîteaux, Tronçais.
Racking before the summer.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
December, 16th 2013 (root day)
Limited to 2923 bottles and 60 magnums