The selected plots come from the two sectors of the AOC:
- "Côte Brune": at 180 m of altitude, terraces of ferrous mica schist producing textured wines, with good ageing potential. South/South-eastern exposure.
- "Côte Blonde": soils made up of leuco gneiss and loess, conferring elegance and finesse.
Grapes were hand-picked and placed in vats. Fermentation and maceration lasted 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels followed by 14-months of elevage.
Production: 1.714 bottles, 256 magnums, 15 jeroboams and 2 mathusalems
Bottled on: 24th June 2016
Note de dégustation:
"Perfumy up front, with juniper and bergamot notes slowly giving way to a racy-edged core of red currant, damson plum and black cherry fruit. Displays lovely tension from start to finish." Wine Spectator, August 31st, 2017
Service & accords:
Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 3 hours prior to serving
Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2026
Perdreaux with candied lemons
Biche sautéed with pepper and celery puree