Estate vines are located in the lieu-dit of ‘Le Grand Maupertui,’ located in the southwest-quadrant of Clos Vougeot. Some vines were planted in 1905; average vine age is 60 years. Gently sloped; soils mix clay and limestone.
AGE OF VINES: 60 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Aged in French oak barrels: one-third new, one-third one-year and one-third two-year barrels. TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of purple wildflowers, black cherry, plum, blueberry. Medium-bodied; ripe red/black fruits. Light herbs and peppery spice. Structured, fine-grained tannins.
Slightly more evident wood frames more deeply pitched aromas of poached plum, cassis and warm earth along with spicy top notes. There is both good richness and vibrancy to the bigger-bodied and more muscular flavors that display focused power on the youthfully austere, complex and more structured finale. This offers outstanding length and is a wine that should also repay extended keeping 91-93