This vineyard is high on the hillside, facing due south, giving a wine which is full of energy. Breezes coming down the little valley beside these First Growths on the Côte Saint Jacques help to evaporate liquid from the berries, concentrating the juices. 20% whole bunches were retained. A gentle “drain-out and replace“ of juice took place (known as délestage) into a separate vat for 20 minutes or so, during fermentation. This is more beneficial than punching down, or pumping over, for this wine, the object being to temper its possible strictness with plentiful oxygenation. The wine has been ageing in small oak barrels, of which 50% were new. Deep purple in colour, it has lively fruitiness on the nose, with impressive intensity on the palate. There are many layers of flavour, with chewy, ripe tannins and richly balanced aftertaste (for drinking 2024-2035+).
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