Always one of the most distinctive and envigorating wines in the cellar, this is proof that the sunny and ripe conditions of 2015 can allow vineyard characteristics to shine through. A wine of great personality and energy, tight-knit focussed and racy, ripe crunchy red berry and cool dark cherry fruits mixed with hints of dry stone. Floral and silky and yet so intense and precise. A distinctive and high quality 1er Cru perched high up the slope directly above Echézeaux yielding fresh, high altitude wines with strong a mineral character.
Rising star Cécile Tremblay, Henri Jayer’s grand-niece, took the reins of her family domaine in 2003, working a total of three hectares of the family’s six hectares. As with all top growers the attention to detail here is in the vineyards. Cécile tends her vines with the utmost care and respect for terroir and the environment, practicing organic and biodynamic farming. In her own words "the grape bunches are my English roses, the vineyards my garden." To ensure low yields (between 25 and 35 hl/ha depending on the vintage) pruning is short and excess buds are removed. The wines undergo a cold prefermentation maceration and are then fermented either with no, some or all of the stalks depending on the wine and the vintage. There is the minimum of intervention here with ageing taking place in oak barrel (20 to 75 % new wood depending on the wine) for 15 to 18 months. These wines are a beautiful marriage of vivid, individual terroir characteristics and silky sensuality.