Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay, limestone and silica
Site : Village located between Vougeot and Nuits Saint Georges which produces some of the most prestigious wines of the Côte de Nuits.
The Vintage 2002 : The harvest took place at the end of September, several days after the official beginning of the harvest in order to obtain the best possible maturation of the berries. Excellent weather conditions prevailed in August and September and hence the good quality of the grapes. A severe pruning had been carried out in July 2002 to limit yields. Aging in oak casks during 18 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of red fruits (red berry, cherry) and tobacco enhanced by a nice hint of vanilla. Well balanced, generous, concentrated, good persistence, depth, good aromatic combination of red fruit with a subtle oak flavour.
Food pairing : Game (pheasant), poultry and all the classic cheeses (Epoisses, Langres, Citeaux).