This is a powerful aristocrat of a wine, to be taken seriously. The impression is one of concentration, and the touch of spiciness it frequently offers us shows that its name is well chosen. It is true to the terroir of Vosne in that its strength is not expressed through aggressive elements. On the contrary, it is a well-balanced and complex wine. Pétillante ?
A wine which goes at its own pace, that is not a very fast developer. When you taste it from the cask, you are struck by its potential. Its complexity appears later. It is more "solar” than "Cros Parantoux”, and therefore appears easier to drink, even if it evolves as slowly. As far as casks are concerned, it isn't hard to please: it is happy with the best Bertranges and Tronçais oak.
Most of the original planting dates from the 1930s. The grapes are archetypal tiny 'millerand' berries. They always possess a high degree of concentration and can remain on the vine for a long time without spoiling. The balance between sugars and acidity is excellent.
This magnificent 'terroir' lies at the foot of the slope, just below Richebourg, oriented towards the east. It is situated at the beginning of a 'combe' and therefore subject to a certain coolness. The soil is not deep at all, and the plough often comes in contact with large stones or even scrapes the underlying rock itself.
An early-starting but fresh season; it caused us to fear for the whole of our harvest, but ended up producing very charming wines: very velvety, fresh-black fruit aromas, pleasant colour and a low degree of alcohol. This vintage has a lot going for it. Today, its charm and drinkability are beginning to show up, the vintage begins to be accessible, even if certain wines remain a little tight.