Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Marly limestone - rough limestone with silt of clay
Site : In the Northern part of the Côte de Beaune, in the commune of Pernand Vergelesses.
The Vintage 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals. It gave way early September to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. Long and careful macerations have allowed to enhance the fleshy texture and smooth and elegant tannins of the Pinot Noir. Aging in oak cask during 16 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of small red berries mixed with liquorice and pepper on a hint of vanilla. Well-structured. Very pure fruit combination. Well-crafted tannins. Elegant oak. Long and generous aftertaste.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with red or white meat, grilled or toasted, games or classic cheeses like goat.