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 21st , 2016 (fruit day).
Selection: hand-sorted in the vinyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 32 hl/ha.
75% of whole grapes, not crushed.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Vatting-time: 22 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: 18 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 32 %
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
April 23th , 2018 (leaf day) for magnums
April 26th , 2018 (fruit day) for bottles
Limited to 3979 bottles and 260 magnums