Three parcels of Pernand, oriented to the west in En Charlemagne and a fourth at the heart of Le Charlemagne at the limit of Aloxe, oriented directly to the south. The soils, vary between pure clay deposits, silky and light, and limestone foundation resting on marl, rarely suffering from lack of water.
The archetype of a grand white Burgundy. Often reserved in its youth, the texture alone portends a grand future, silky and long with a line of minerality and salinity. A nose that opens with notes of white flowers, almonds and even an accent of menthol. Always a grand capacity to age before attaining its peak after 5 or even 10 years of cellar time.
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Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Surface area: 0.74 hectares
Average age of vines: 66 years
Vinification: Harvest by hand. The grapes are transported in traditional wicker baskets.
The whole grape bunches are lightly crushed before being moved into pneumatic press.
Natural racking in stainless steel tank from 12 to 24 hours before passage into oak barrels for fermentation by native yeast.
Elevage: 12 months in French oak barrels of which 60% are new. The rest being barrels having contained 2 vintages. Racking followed by assembly in tank for 8 months before bottling at the domaine.
Bentonite fining and lenticular filtration as the needs of the vintage dictate.
Production: Approximately 2900 bottles per vintage.
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