Aromas of cassis, dark cherry, vanilla, liquorice and cinnamon spice are accompanied by a hint of candied orange rind and earthy forest floor notes.
The palate offers dense fruit flavours, earthy richness, and fine chalky tannins. An energetic wine that displays fleshy fruit, spice and savoury complexity, and remarkable length of flavour.
CellaringDrink now and over the next 10 years.
Vineyard: Our Lavières vineyard is located on the bottom of the hill down below our Savigny 1er cru Vergelesses.
Soil: The Lavières name comes from lava which defined the type of limestone here. This particular soil provides very good drainage.
Age of the vines: 70 years old
Maceration process: 30 % whole bunch. short cold maceration, two pigeage a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction.
Total vatting time: 20 days
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 16 months
Oak used: 20% 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.