These vines came to Jean-Baptiste from his father for the first time in 2018. They lie downhill from Corton Grand Cru Les Combes, growing on deep, pebble-rich soils. The vines are the oldest in the Domaine, dating back to 1942. “There was very little punching down or pumping over: I relied on gentle infusion to macerate these grapes” explained Boudier. Colour is purple-ruby of medium depth, perfume is spicy, fresh and open. This is a densely compact, richly structured wine, with splendid middle and impressive length, which may be enjoyed youthful, but will benefit from 3-4 years in bottle to reach full maturity (for drinking 2023-2032+).