A little more spicy. Hint of toasty reduction. Elegant, incense spice, a hint of peony or rose. Lifted aromas, bright cherry, redcurrant and cassis fruit, showing concentrationand finesse – fine and very well defined. A very faint musk note. Lip-smacking freshness and ‘calcaire de St-Romain’ minerality.
A 3ha marl and limestone climat with vines aged 60 on average planted at high density on a broad, west-facing slope up to 390m altitude. Yields of around 40hl/ha. Five days’ cold maceration, gentle pump overs, without much oxygen. Typically, they don’t do much pigeage here (they did not at all in 2018). 20% new oak.
FROM THE PRESS
“Certified organic. Needed a bit of air when it was first poured. Smoky cherry aroma with a touch of bacon, but on the palate a burst of scented red fruit, precise and full of juice. Beautifully balanced with refined tannins that taste as if they've been lightly rubbed down with stems. Not the longest, but the almost minty-fresh finish is so neat and elegant, and the generosity of fruit on the mid palate so satisfying, that only the most miserable would complain.”Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com