Vineyard: This 1er Cru is situated on the third hillside in the village and overlooks Milly.
Soil: Kimmeridgien - limestone
Viticulture: AgriBio certified since 2010. Farms organically and manually works the soils. Grapes are harvested in small cases of 15 kg and are immediately pressed.
Vinification: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 50% tank and 50% neutral barrels of varying age.
Aging: Blended wines are aged on the lees for 18 months in combination of 2/3 tank and 1/3 oak.
A whiff of unabsorbed sulfur doesn't entirely mask the lemony aromas of pear and wet stone. The mouth feel of the stonier middle weight flavors is finer though to be sure there is still very good richness and mid-palate volume, all wrapped in a sappy, complex and lingering finish. Once again this should be approachable young if that's your preference.
Very pale yellow. Sexy scents of nectarine, pear and musky minerality. Supple, gentle wine with a saline reserve to buffer its enticing stone fruit sweetness. A step up in sweetness, volume and length from the last two wines, but this distinctly salty wine needs a couple years in the cellar to express itself.