- Variety 100% Pinot Noir in iron-rich clay soil.
- ageing Aged in wood for around twelve months (about 30% new barrels), followed by a period of three to six months in stainless steel vats before bottling.
- tasting A ruby robe with garnet highlights; the nose, a successful mix of spices and red fruit; spicy and peppery notes on the palate.
- serving guide 14 to 16 degrees.
- food pairing Pairs well with a nice cut of red meat.
- LAYING DOWN Can be laid down for 5 to 8 years.
The Chassagne-Montrachet appellation, better known for its white wines, also produces high quality red wines. The complexity of the terroir allows both varieties to thrive side by side.
For this appellation, the red wines of the estate are produced in the localities of Les Lombardes and Les Benoites; a quite remarkable characteristic is the brown soil, a sign that it is very rich in iron oxide.