Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Limestone with clay
Site : On the southern hill of Beaune, a vineyard of 2 hectares, mid slope facing East.
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 17 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of ripe red berries mixed with coffee and chocolate. Subtle vanilla note. Well-balanced and complex on a beautiful texture. Deep. Very pure and refreshing fruit combination. Fine texture. Well-integrated oak note. Elegant tannins. Persistent aftertaste.
Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.