From a 60-year-old parcel in “Aux Fournaux”. The vineyard is located at the base of the slope providing better sunlight interception and drainage than most, meaning the wine has fine definition and weight for a villages appellation wine. “Aux Fournaux” is also at the junction with Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, with racy fruits from the former and rocky tannins from the later.
Hand picked and then chilled overnight in our refrigerated truck. The fruit was sorted to select the very best for whole cluster treatment, the rest destined to be triaged and destemmed. The sort resulted in 10% being destemmed and placed on the base of the wooden tank, with the remaining 90% placed on top as whole cluster under cover of CO2 for a native, no SO2 fermentation. The grapes were untouched for 14 days and then pressed to tank to finish to dryness. The wine spent 12 months in a mix of barrels of varying sizes and ages with only very fine lies.
Super-aromatic; abundant flowers and very lifted. There is a refined texture to the fruit – it is fresh and light, but with undeniable depth and a singing quality to it – as if really infused, not steeped. The wine is not tannic, but the very finely woven tannins present themselves in the flesh on the back of the teeth. This could run for a while, but is quite delicious to drink now. 17 — Matthew Hayes, www.jancisrobinson.com
Plenty of personality with an appetisingly herbal aroma and punchy attack. Burly at first, but with a light touch in the fruity mid palate and a fresh bite to finish. Sarah Marsh MW
Fresh and even a bit mineral flavoured. Mouth-filling – I love the energy – there’s almost a Beaujolais energy here which is quite exciting. Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report