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 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced wines with very pure aromas and a very fresh structure. Aging in oak casks during 15 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense and very pure aromas of ripe cherries mixed with raspberries and violet. Delicate vanilla note. Well-balanced and supple. Complex with a very pure fruit combination. Well-integrated oak note and ripe tannins. Long and elegant aftertaste. Tim Aktins - Burgundy Special report : Score 91
Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.