2006: Beautiful, very classic vintage with a heatwave in the month of July. Very great year for white wines - these are rich and opulent. Lovely vintage producing delicious red wines that are extremely enjoyables as of now.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.47 hectare plot
South-facing sun exposure very steep
Meagre, light brown silty and clay-limestone soil
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 20 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 15 months
Tasted in 2008 (after bottling)
COLOUR: Magnificent deep, dark velvety red
BOUQUET: Cherry, cherry stone and fresh almond
PALATE: Toasty, spicy and fruity
Ripe, elegant tannin
This wine is ready to drink, but will hold well for approximately 5-7 years