A fews lines of the harvesting to remember the 2012...
"....We cut the first grapes in Pernard Vergelesses and in Savigny Les Beaune on 19th September.
The next day we harvested in Beaune and then in Vosne Romanée and les Bourgognes reds. The 21st and 22nd were dedicated to harvesting in Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Fixin and in Clos de Vougeot.
The beautiful Sunday was dedicated to the Grands Crus Richebourg, Grands-Echezeaux, Echezeaux and then Nuits St Georges, the 1st Cru “Les Boudots”. On 24th and 25th September, the team harvested in Vosne Romanée for the 1st cru “Les Orveaux”, Vougeot 1st cru “Les Cras”, Nuits St Georges “Les Plateaux” and Marsannay. Wednesday was dedicated to the Regional Designations “Les Rouges Champs” and then the next day to Aligotés and Bourgognes whites.
The 27th was in Vosne Romanée for the 1st cru “Les Suchots” and “Les Petits Monts”. After a day of rest, we continued the harvest in Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits “Les Dames Huguettes” and a week later Hautes-Côtes whites and reds, “Le Prieuré” and “La Croix” on Saturday, 6th October...."
Hardship leads to excellence...
The year 2012 was particularly trying for the vine growers throughout the vegetative phase but what a challenge to overcome!
Rare and precious, this magnificent vintage offers dense wines with deep colour, fruit with a hint of blackcurrant, cherry and strawberry in the wood that are rich and intense with spicy notes. The tannins are silky and round and the acid-tannin balance offers wonderful aromatic complexity and great harmony.