* Hachette Guide (Very successful)
"A rarity in the Côte, with 46% land use, the communal appellation is in the minority compared to the 1 ers crus in Volnay. This flirts with the next level: beautiful deep ruby color, fine nose of plum, ripe black fruits and sweet spices, consistent and straight palate, with firm but not harsh tannins."
Vinous Reverie Notes
“We did a couple of days post-fermentation maceration – I think it adds to the complexity. Our 15s will mainly be bottled in about 1 month – I’ll be aiming for 15mg free sulfur. Roncerets and Santenots was a test as they were combined as they would have been such small cuvées. The old vines brought less than 12 hl/ha, the rest more like 15. We have lots of private clients here and typically a vintage is sold over 2-3 years, but our stocks are very low.
We’re pruning more and more Guyot-Poussard to try to protect the vines more. Also, we’re working the soil a little less – I don’t like to disturb it too much, so we’re now ploughing just twice in the year." ~ Patrick Bouley
From the center of the village below Ronceret. All bottled beginning of November. An assembly of about 10 parcels – 3 at the top of the village but most just below the lower 1er crus.
Tasting Notes: A fine depth and really inviting red fruit – super. Large in the mouth, grain from the tannin, but a fine vibrant, almost layered fruit here. Some acidity and fine persistence in the finish.