Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Gravel mixed with clay
Site : On the Mont Battois hillside, facing Beaune, the name "Grèves" derives from the sandy and gravely soil. Separated from the Clos des Fèves by a narrow path this Chanson vineyard covers 2 hectares
The Vintage 2016 : After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy which engendered a late flowering and millerandage (grapes of small size) The summer was warm and dry. September was warm and the harvest took place at the end of the month under a bright sunshine. Vinification : whole bunch fermentation for approximately two weeks, the wines are then aged in our XVth century cellar for a period between 14 and 18 months. Moderate use of new oak.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Aromas of ripe black cherries with a hint of vanilla. Concentrated and complex. Tight and dense and velvety texture.Well integrated tannins.Long and fruity finish. Score : 91 Burghound - 90 Wine Spectator - 17.5 Bettane & Desseauve 2018
Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce, and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.