This parcel was planted in 1954, and 2005 marked its 51st birthday... With its exceptional location, with vertical roots plunging deep into the ground, its yield is slowing reducing year after year. It is therefore matured separately in the same way as a Grand Cru and can be labelled "Vielles Vignes".
Kimmeridgian. Left Bank. This parcel is located on the top of the slopes, with clay loam on the surface and plenty of limestone.
Age of the vine
With no added yeast, long fermentation using natural yeast, in temperature-regulated tank. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
On fine lees, only in stainless steel tanks, with as little manipulation as possible, during 16 months minimum. Long stabilisation at moderated low temperatures. Fining if necessary using bentonite. One light filtration is performed before bottling.