Harvest date: September 24th, 2005.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold
Length of maceration: 22 days.
Cap-punched and pumped-over once a day until mid-fermentation.
Length: 18 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 70 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Nevers, forêt de Bertranges
New barrels racked once in July 2006.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
March 6th, 2007.
Limited to 1.831 bottles, 60 magnums, 13 jeroboams and 7 rehoboams.