Seductive perfume of strawberries and roses with a twist of orange zest. Nevertheless it dares to show its fresh, spicy, herbal edge.
The confidence gained from the challenge of managing this unique, unirrigated high-altitude Pinot Noir vineyard shines through in each of the three consistently successful vintages. Savoury undertones of forest floor and a flinty, crushed stone mineral power completes the picture of this multi-layered beauty.
It is a microterroir where its sandy-loam soils consist of 3% clay, 90% sand and 7% silt across different levels. The first layer is rock-free down to 60 cm (20”) in depth. The second contains 30% large rounded stones with diameters up to 50 cm and a layer of more than 90% calcium carbonate. This parcel was completely covered by large-sized rocks that were removed prior to vineyard planting. The soils have very low water retention capacity.
- Varietal: Pinot Noir, clone 777, 115, 667 and R4/101-14M - rootstock.
- Year of plantation: 2009.
- Training system: VSP (Vertical Shoot Positioning)
- Pruning: Double Guyot.
- Row orientation: Northwest - Southeast.
- Plantation density: 2 x 1 (5,000 plants/Ha) in the stonier part of the vineyard and 2 x 0.87 (5,747 Plants/Ha) in the rest.
- Irrigation: None.
- 15% whole bunches and 85% destemmed whole berries.
- Native Yeasts fermentation in 6000L French Oak foudre.
- Punching-down 3 times a day during fermentation.
- Post maceration on the skins.
- Racking into first and second use Burgundy barrels for natural malolactic fermentation and ageing for 12 months.
- Light filtration previous to bottling.