Technical sheet

The appellation

This large, south-facing parcel covering more than one hectare was replanted between 1985 and 1989. This sun-drenched vineyard, ideally situated at the top of the hillside, benefits from an excellent reflection of heat onto the grapes. The Petits Noizons vines grow in a very pebbly, soil, (chalky and often alluvial), of great depth. The results are a relatively powerful wine, with good structure and high quality.

In the local dialect the original name, En Noyons, meant a place where walnut trees were found. Owned in the 13th century by Alix de Vergy, duchess of Burgundy, Pommard passed into the hands of the Archbishops of Lyon, then a ducal estate, and finally to Burgundian noble families.

The vines themselves are intimately linked with the history of Burgundy, as it was the monks of the Abbeys of Saint-Bénigne at Dijon, and Cîteaux, and the knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who surveyed the harvests. Another well-known owner was Gaspard Monge, inventor of descriptive geometry and a senior official of the Empire, whose daughter married a local château-owner, Nicolas-Joseph Marey.

The vine

Les Petits Noizons
Surface: 1.1057 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on steepish slope.
Exposure: East.
Plantings: 1985 to 1989

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Geographical situation: On leaving Beaune in a southerly direction, Pommard is the first village you come to, just before Volnay. Les Petits Noizons is situated at a height of 300 metres, on the Beaune side of the appellation. It is on the right-hand side of the road to Saint-Romain and La Petite Combe.

Soil and subsoil: very pebbly, chalky soil, quite silty.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Rootstock: only clones.

management since 1995
Organic agriculture. Received official approval Ecocert® in 2000.

Pruning: Guyot

Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Harvest date: September 8th, 2018 (fruit day).
Hand-sorted in the vinyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 45.5 hl/ha.

25% of whole bunches, not crushed.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Vatting-time: 18 days.
Light pumping-over until the end of vatting time.

Length: 16 months in oak barrels.
New barrels: 32 %
Origin of wood: Cîteaux, Tronçais.
Racking before the summer. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

December 2nd, 2019 (fruit day) for magnums
December 3rd, 2019 (flower day) for bottles
Limited to 5774 bottles and 300 magnums

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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