Our small parcel of Les Grèves, planted in 1978, covers the central part of the hillside overlooking Beaune, at an altitude of 250 m. The name Les Grèves comes from the Latin for gravel, as the soil is highly calcareous here, ideal for the delicacy of the noblest of Beaune s Premier Cru.
Harvest date: September 23rd, 2010 (Leaf Day).
Selection: 8% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 25 hl/ha
Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed. No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 20 days.
Cap-punchedonce a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over once a day until the end of maceration.
Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 15 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 % Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier grains fins
New barrels racked once after malolactic fermentation. Light and soft filtration. No fining.
January 17th, 2012. (Lunar node) Limited to 1325 bottles.