Location : beneath the village of Pommard, beyond the “Nationale” road which runs between Beaune and Chagny.
Place name: “Les Crenilles”
Surface area : 0.28 hectare
Altitude : 230 meters
Geology : a deep clay-limestone soils
Age of vines: 30 years
Grape variety : 1/3 Pinot Noir and 2/3 Gamay
Vines are pruning in guyot, desuckering, then training with the traditionnal burgundian technique. Fertilisation is sustainable.
Manual sorting of the harvest
Yield: 60 hl/hectare
Vinification and Maturing
Grapes are entirely destemmed, then vinified in concrete tanks with punching of the cap and pumping over ajusted to daily tasting.
The maceration on skins lasts 3 to 5 days under 15°C, followed by a fermentation at a maximum temperature of 33/34°C. The period of vinification depends on vintages. It is during between 15 days to 3 weeks.
Then, wines are put into oak barrel during 12 months.
Release date for the vintage 2006 : October 17th, 2007
Annual production : 2 200 bottles
Cases of 12 bottles : 180
Alcohol degree : 12% vol
There are glints of mauve and fuchsia in its colour. A light, fresh, well-fruited wine with immediate appeal. If its vivacity is due to the Gamay grapes, it is the Pinot grapes which lend it its mellow serenity.The attack is lively and strong on fruit.
It is fresh and fruity. Well-textured, it develops aromas of underbrush, game, and brandied cherries. It is very pleasant to drink in summer
Best aged for a minimum of 2 years. According to the vintage, you can keep it 4 or 5 years.
Matching wine with food
Cooked meat, vegetable tart, tomato salad sandwichs, barbecue, puree…
Cheeses like camembert, brie, roblochon….
Serving temperature : 11-12°C