This, le Domaine s first vineyard back in 1966, is dear to our hearts. Its name derives from Les Brosselles, which meant a patch of scrubland. This climat is ideally located on the wildest, most unpretentious part of the village. The vines are on a steep east-south-east slope, with just the right degree of calcareous soil, a dream plot...
Harvest date: September 27th, 2010 (fruit day). Very poor condition.
Selection: 35% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery
Only 70% harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 24 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over until the end of maceration. Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 16 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 40%
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring. Source of wood: Allier grains fins , Tronçais One part of the new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
January 19th, 2012. (Leaf day)
Limited to 1769 bottles and 126 magnums