The 2006 vintage has now confirmed its excellence, and yet nature did not spoil us that year. The long and hard winter, the damp and cold spring and the late frosts made for difficult and somewhat chaotic work in the vines. Fortunately, the fine weather suddenly burst forth, requiring us to prune out the suckers to stem the new-found vigor.
Vinification was gentle, with few pigeages and pumpings over, but with macerations at 30° for a minimum of one week to extract material and smooth out the tannins.
Our first impressions are confirmed: 2006 is a sophisticated and elegant vintage and its exceptional contours are becoming more defined. There is a lot of structure in keeping with the Domaine’s style, deep color, and certain grand crus from the Côte de Nuits are revealing a little extra dimension over the 2005 vintage: Freshness!
This natural elegance is born from ripe harvests, strict sorting, gentle vinification and subtle ageing in wood, resulting in fruity wines with sophisticated tannins, silky and fleshy, and delectable in the mouth. The whites reveal excellent acidity, wonderful minerality, purity on the tongue and a strength that tells of sophistication and longevity.