«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí
It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.
Appellation: Grand Cru appellation located in Morey-Saint-Denis, Clos-de-la-Roche is one of the 5 Grands Crus of the commune.
The very limestone nature and the large blocks of stone in the subsoil on which the vines are planted are at the origin of the name of this Grand Cru climate.
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest: The grapes are cut and sorted by hand.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and then placed between 2 and 4 days in stainless steel vats for pre-fermentation maceration. The vinification is done in vats.
Ageing: The wine is aged in oak barrels, 30% of which are new for 10 to 12 months.
Tasting: A brilliant wine with a garnet colour and purple reflections.
On the nose, a rather fine aromatic palette of ripe red and black fruits is immediately revealed. Toasted notes of bitter cocoa, coffee and liquorice are present, enhanced by floral touches such as peony, with the rose revealing itself as the tasting progresses.
The wine is round, silky, with a delicate volume that coats the mouth. A slight freshness supports the wine and gives a remarkable balance. The finish is very salty with fine but intense tannins and very palatable.
Food pairing: For this full-bodied wine that combines finesse and character at the same time you need exceptional dishes. A roasted Bresse chicken in a casserole with porcini mushrooms or a lobster with a strawberry and onion compote where the saltiness will have a wonderful time with the iodine of the lobster.