claudenouveausantenayclosrousseauThis vineyard is protected from wind by the surrounding murgers (dry stone walls). It produces full-bodied, ample and very complex wines.

This wine has been worthy of high praises during various wine-tastings, with hints of blackcurrent, blackberry, vanilla and spicy notes. It can age for 10 to 15 years.

Varietal : Pinot noir

Classification : Premier Cru appellation (south of Côte de Beaune area) since 1937.

Age of vines : 18 to 60 years old.

Terroir : Clay and marly limestone soil located at an altitude of 300 metres on slopes orientated eastwards.

Vineyard surface area : 1ha 10a (2.5 acres).

Vinification : Hand harvested. Total grape destemming , cold pre-fermentation and must extraction by racking (délestage). Traditional alcohol fermentation from 15 to 18 days.

Ageing : Oak barrels for 12 months, 6 months in vats prior to bottling. No filtering or finings.

Tasting notes : Bright purple-mauve and cherry red robe.

Rich and racy, aromas of woodland berries and kirsch with a touch of liquorice.

The palate is Complex, well-structured and supple. Very fine texture blended with pleasant tannins and a long finish.

Serving suggestions : Game in sauce, filet of beef, slow-cooked dishes (braised beef). Matured cheese such as Citeaux and Reblochon.

Serving temperature : 15 to 16°c (59-60 °F).