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 18th, 2009 (fruit day).
Healthy crop. No sorting
Only 65% 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: 26 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 barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50%
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Nevers, Allier, Tronçais
One part of the new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
February 22nd, 2011. (Root day)
Limited to 2473 bottles and 126 magnums.