Our Vignes Franches plot size is modest: 21 ares but perfectly situated on Beaune’s south coteau, which makes it very precocious in maturity. The vines have to draw their substance far into the ground because of the poor lime stone soil. As a result the wines are very fine. We are lucky to have stone piles around this plot that isolate and protect it.
High density traditionnal vineyard 10000 vines/ha, Guyot cane pruning
Hand harvest at optimum ripeness Winemaking : Careful extraction with mainly whole cluster in wooden vat. Barrel Aging : 12 months in La Fabrique Eric Millard barrels exclusively.
TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
Nose dominated by the finest expression of classic Pinot Noir notes: raspberries and cherries mingled with warm spice. Velvety palate of great finesse and elegance. Enjoy with beef carpaccio, roasted poultry, grilled aubergines or Livarot cheese. Cellaring: 8-15 years
In Burgundy, each vintage gives its character to the wines. Read more about our feeling about each of them.
Grape Variety : 100% Pinot Noir. Appellation : Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches. Color : red Wine certified Agriculture Biologique / Organic (Ecocert). Wine certified Biodynamic (Demeter)