Appellation d’origine Controlée: Cote de Nuits
Vineyard: The vineyards used are spread over different areas: South of the Côte de Nuits: In Corgoloin, "Au Clou", "Les Perrières", "Les Monts de Boncourt" and "Les Retraits".
Soils: "The hill-slope of Corgoloin are carved into the hard limestones of the upper bathonien. The slopes are gentle and regular, not reaching the rim of the plateau. In the upper part the brown soil is only slightly limy, lower down, a thick layer of pebbly scree, while at the foot of the slope it is an extensive area of brown soils over accumulated alluvium. The hill-slope of Brochon lies on the red-brown soils, composed of alluvium mixed with pebbly limestone.
Maceration process: 100% destemmed, five days of cold maceration, one "pigeage" a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction.
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Vatting time: 18 days.
Total ageing: 16 months
Oak used: French oak barrels (15% new oak)
Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling
Filtration: No fining, no filtration.
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.