Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Limestone and clay
Site : This 2 hectare vineyard is located on the upper part of the hill, facing east. This vineyard was owned in the XIIIth century by a Canon of Beaune, Jean Bressand, hence the name "Bressandes. The soil combination of sand and clay with the ground rock produces wines with a beautiful tannic structure.
The Vintage 2008 : After a beautiful spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a cold wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Aging in oak during 16 months
Tasting : Dark ruby colour. Very refreshing aromas of black berries and chocolate mixed with spices on a hint of vanilla. Well-balanced and well-structured. Very pure fruit. Fine texture. Well integrated oak note and elegant tannins. Good persistence. SCORES: 16.5/20 - JANCIS ROBINSON - JAN 2010 // 89-91 BURGHOUND - APRIL2010
Food pairing : White meat, roast, lamb and all cheeses especially the local cheeses (Epoisses, Citeaux) as well as some goat cheeses.