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 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 14 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Floral fragrances mixed with aromas of red berries (red and black berry) on a hint of minerality. Complex, deep with a delicate and tight texture. Very pure fruit. Long and restrained aftertaste displaying finesse and elegance. Note : 91-94 Burghound.com – April 2014 16.5/20 La Revue du Vin de France – March 2015
Food pairing : Game (pheasant), poultry and all the classic cheeses (Epoisses, Langres).