Soil: semi-deep, clayey soils, with very rocky limestone underneath
Viticulture: Lutte-raisonnée. All work is done by hand, including harvest.
Vinification: Partial whole cluster fermentation followed by cold maceration and fermentation for 15 to 20 days. Elévage in neutral barrels.
Aging: 12 to 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels
Production: 3,000 bottles
This is both more elegant and much less wood influenced with its pretty, pure and complex array of notably floral aromas, in particular those of violet, which complement the plum, cassis and discreet earth scents. The delineated and stony middle weight flavors display equally good purity and plenty of vivacity while delivering fine length on the moderately austere and firm finale. At least some patience will be in order here.