This appellation is distinctive in that it is considered a regional appellation, even though it only covers a specifically-delimited area. The vineyard is located parallel to its Côte de Nuits equivalent (to the west), albeit at a higher altitude. The soil consists of limestone resurgences that are well-suited to Chardonnay and give the wine its character and great freshness. The area planted with Chardonnay is a mere 300 acres.
The ageing takes place over a 10-month period, with very light filtration before bottling so as not to remove any of the wine’s intrinsic qualities.
Very intense, with notes of grapefruit and toast.
Very good attack, with plenty of freshness and elegance, and a refined structure.
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