Over the ages the Savigny-lès-Beaune vineyards have belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, the clergy, the Knights of Malta, and local gentry. Les Marconnets is in a splendid location on the Beaune side of the steep hillside. The soil, though calcareous further down the hill, is sandy and pebbly here, rich in iron, ideal for our oldish vines.
Harvest date: September 20th and 21th, 2010 (Flower Day & Root Day). Selection: 20% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield 35 hl/ha
Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed. No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days. Vatting-time: 23 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time. Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 10 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 % Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier grains fins
No new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Juillet 19nd, 2011. (Flower day)
Limited to 8036 bottles and 120 half-bottles.