Surface area : 1 Ha.
Soil : limestone soil from the Jurassic period (Entroque limestone), covered by pebbles acting like a filtering soil.
South-east facing parcel on half-hills.
Grape variety : organically-grown Chardonnay.
Plantation density : 8.500 vinestocks per ha.
Age of vines : 50 years.
Mâconnais style pruning quite short, with 10 to 12 buds.
Hand-harvesting at optimal maturity.
Destemming to avoid herbaceous taste.
Slow and gentle pneumatic pressuring guarantees purity of juice and extraction of the finest aromas.
Very slow alcoholic fermentation in stainless still tank.
Malolactic fermentation. Minimum use of SO2
Aging in stainless steel tanks for 9 months with gentle stirring of fine lees.
With a qualitative harvest, minimal and measured interventions while vinifying, so as to preserve wines aromas. Terroir expression is the priority.
Estate bottled in July 2018.
Organic farming since 2003, Ecocert certification since 2010.
Brix or degrees potential at harvest: 13% by volume.
Standard pH: 3.3 or about
Age ability of the wine: drinkable under 3 years for both so as to still have the fruity aromas.
The 2017 vintage
Following a cold, dry and sunny winter, spring came with a rise of temperatures, favorable to the growth of the vines. Then dryness struck all summer long and especially the stony parcels suffered from it. Rain fell on 30th August : too late for the vines impacted by water stress. Nevertheless, this hot weather slowed down the diseases and allowed perfect sanitary conditions. The grape harvest was done early, from 28th august to 8th September, with juices rich with sugar, perfumed and concentrated. To sum up, the weather complications were offset by the team experience, so this vintage is remarkably well done.