Opis:

AGE OF THE VINE
70 years old

GEOLOGY
The vines are from the village of Aloxe-Corton, northern Côte de Beaune. Soil: hard limestone and marl, South-East exposure. 100% Chardonnay – Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

VINIFICATION
The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted when picking the grapes. They are lightly pressed then in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (30% of new oak) for both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with wild yeasts for 18 months.

AGEING
Ageing on fine lies. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling it according to the lunar calendar („root” day for the wines for ageing).

TASTING NOTE
A powerful and mineral wine. The situation of the plot in altitude and composition (hard limestone) gives this wine a refreshing minerality and a unique, hence the name „Quintessence”