Aromas of raspberry, black and red currants, cherry, and violets along with underlying vanilla, rhubarb, fennel seed, and mushroom characters.
The palate is opulent, full and defined with intense fruit characters, silky tannins, and exceptional persistence of flavour. A bright, wonderfully perfumed, and complex wine that boasts poise, balance, and purity of fruit.
CellaringDrink now or cellar for up to 15 years.
Vineyard: This village is a blend of grapes coming from Hautes-Mazières and Basses-Mazières (just below Les Suchots), Champs Perdrix (on the top of the hill above La Tâche) and Bossières.
Soil: Hautes-Mazières and Basses-Mazières are some of the best parcels in Vosne-Romanée with a soil very rich in limestone. Bossières is characterised by a slightly more clayey and marly soil, whereas the Champs Perdrix has a much higher concentration of marl.
Maceration process: 100% destemmed, short cold maceration, combination of very light push downs in the classic manner using feet and long pump-overs.
Total vatting time: 21 days
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 18 months
Oak used: 30% new oak, light and long soft toast from Allier forest.
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.