Vineyard: Mid-slope, situated on a slight incline at an altitude of 240-255m. Thought to be the site of an ancient cemetery.
Soil: Maltroie presents one of Chassagne’s most complex soil compositions. Small rocks sit atop a fairly deep vein of mineral clay, rich in magnesium and iron oxide, with vines penetrating to a solid bedrock core of limestone.
Viticulture: lutte raisonnee
Vinification: Traditional fermentation in barrel
Aging: 12 months in barrel (appx. 30% new)
A discreet application of wood serves as a relatively neutral backdrop for the softly exotic aromas of pear, white peach and tea. The supple, round and easy-to-like middle weight flavors possess reasonably good vibrancy on the reasonably complex and persistence finish. This too should be approachable young while rewarding 4 to 7 years of cellaring.
Bright lemon-yellow color. Restrained aromas of mirabelle, yellow flowers and clove. Brisk but not hard, offering a lovely sugar/acid balance to its intense lemon zest and spice flavors. Finishes with good cut but a touch of youthful rigidity. These vines were originally planted in the 1950s but a lot of them have been replaced through the years.