• Terroir :
    "A Côte de Beaune Village Appellation, in Saône-et-Loire, since 1988. The Maranges wine-growing area forms the border between Côte-d'Or and Saône-et-Loire. The slopes do not follow the alignment of the Côte de Beaune, but they share the same origin and the same geology. Exposure is predominantly south by south-east, at an altitude of 240-400 metres."
  • Vinification & Elevage :
    "These grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a ""cold pre-fermentation"" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 16-18 months in oak barrels, 15% of which are lightly-heated new barrels."
  • Commentaries by our oenologist :
    A robust wine, with a very structured mouth, black fruit notes, very chewy, and powerful tannins.
  • Food pairing :
    This wine is a delightful surprise when paired with Asian dishes, such as chicken nems, sweet-and-sour pork or Thai-style fried noodles.
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