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 Vintage 2010 : The weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours and gave rise to an exceptional phenolic maturity. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. This results in red wines with a crunchy flesh and an explosion of red fruits marvelously combined with the minerality of the terroirs. Aged in French oak during 20 months.
Tasting : Dark ruby colour. Intense aromas of ripe black berries and coffee mixed with spices on a hint of vanilla. Well-balanced and elegant. Tight texture and deep structure. Well integrated oak note and finely grained tannins. Burghound - April 2012 - Score 90-93
Food pairing : White meat, roast, lamb and all cheeses especially the local cheeses (Epoisses, Citeaux) as well as some goat cheeses.