Vineyard: Assemblage of 3 different parcels in Savigny with different terroirs from both the low-lying plains and hillsides.
Orientation: From a centrally located area, as well as a southern hillside
Soil: While the low-lying plain has deep sandy-clay, the hillsides have very shallow soils of stony-clay on a base of limestone.
Viticulture: Lutte-raisonnée. All work is done by hand, including harvest.
Vinification: Destemming of grapes followed by cold maceration and fermentation for 15 to 20 days
Aging: Aged sur lies in 3-4 year old French oak barrels for 10 to 15 months.
This is more elegant still with most of the fruit coming from the red side of the spectrum along with plenty of earth character adding breadth. The mouth feel of the medium weight flavors is lush to the point of being suave, all wrapped in an attractively rich and moderately firm finale. This isn't refined but it is less obviously rustic than the first two wines.