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 0.36 hectare plot
Located in "Champs Traversins", in the heart of the historic Echézeaux vineyard, the vines are planted in north/south rows at the end bordering on La Combe d'Orveau.
Fairly thin brown soil with fine sandy/siliceous gravel on the surface.
A perfect microclimate: cool, well-ventilated, and healthy thanks to an air current
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 17 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: 19 months
Tasted in 2008
COLOUR: Deep ruby-red with attractive purplish highlights
NOSE: Very forthcoming and straighforward with hints of ripe black fruit (blackcurrant and blueberry) as well as delicately spicy and toasty aromas
PALATE: Elegant structure and quite delicious
Pure, well-focused fruit
Concentrated, silky tannin