Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : A Chanson "monopole" in the very heart of the first Growths vineyards of Beaune. The vineyards covering 3.80 ha is located on a mid slope. The "Clos des Fèves" was already known in the 14th century under the latin word "Fae"
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 21 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Fragrances of violet mixed with intense aromas of black-berry and plum on a hint of minerality. Complex, deep with an underlying tension. Precise and detailed texture. Very pure fruit on elegant tannins. Intense and harmonious finish.
Food pairing : Game (pheasant), poultry and all the classic cheeses (Epoisses, Langres).