This wine comes from our "Le Clou” plot in Nantoux. From the 2020 vintage, it will mention the 377 metres altitude and the name of the “Le Clou" lieu-dit on the label. The soil in this plot is very white and stony with a high marl content. Because of all the stones, the soil looks as if it is extremely poor but the marly-clay provides it with an excellent water supply. Given its stony nature, one could joke that it’s a bit of "Chateauneuf-du-Pape" soil in Burgundy!
High density traditional vineyard with 10 000 vines/ha, Guyot cane pruning.
Hand harvest at optimum ripeness.
Vinifications: soft extraction with an important proportion of whole cluster, in wooden fermenters.
Barrel aging: 12 months in average with 30% new oak.
TASTING & FOOD PAIRINGS
On the nose, this fine wine exudes notes of fresh black fruit. It is powerful and smooth on the palate which is underpinned by a touch of fresh minerality. The terroir effect is evident in the high quality of this fine Burgundy’s taste register.
Serve with stewed meats (classic beef bourguignon), grilled duck breast or a rack of lamb.
Cellaring: 8-15 years
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