The Vines

Geography & Terroir

Vines located in the Val de Sorne steephead valley (slopes to the south of Montaigu).
Rhaetian clay-limestone soil.
South/south-east facing.

Cultivation Techniques

Biodynamic vineyard, inspected and certified by Demeter France since 2003: we use horn manure (500P), silica (501) and herbal tea treatments. These techniques preserve the indigenous yeasts which contribute to the authenticity and purity of the wines. Exclusively hand-picked, with sorting in the vineyard and rapid transport in small containers so as not to damage the grapes, fermented without S02.

Grape Variety

85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir.

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Ageing in large oak tuns
Ageing in large oak tuns

The Wine


The base wines are fermented with natural yeasts and aged in oak barrels and tuns (the last fraction of the juice to be pressed from the grapes is discarded for this cuvée).
The wine is bottled in the spring, on a “flower” day, before being laid down to age on racks for at least 12 months.

Disgorging without dosage.

Characteristics of the Vintage

2018: superb and generous early harvest. The clayey marls retained humidity and freshness in the soils, whilst the hot, dry summer guaranteed beautiful ripe fruits.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Total S02: <20mg/L
Dosage: 0

Harvested from 27/08 to 09/10/2018

Best enjoyed chilled.

Food & Wine pairing

Serve chilled as an aperitif or to accompany a dessert.

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