Christophe Guillo attempts to maintain a product of quality in a setting where nature dominates man. Prior to Christophe’s oenologist education at the University of Dijon, the lands were leased for about 20 years.He is now the largest owner of this 1er cru with 1.75 Ha in one parcel, keeping the oldest vines (1939) of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir. Having these three varietals in one plot is unique in this terroir and thus deserves its monopoly position.
The vines see a southern exposure on poor, shallow rocky soils, with and average of 47 years old. “The Murgers” are big piles of stone extracted from vine parcels over the centuries. The stones serve as a makeshift shelter, “cabotage”, for winemakersnduring storms. The “dents de chien” or “dog teeth” come from the flat and sharp shape of the rocks.
The vineyards are manually harvested, and meticulously sorted to avoid over-use of sulfur. The fruit goes through slow vinification at low tempeatures in barrel, with stirring fortnightly. Matured in them for 12 months. The settled wine is bottle unfiltered.
This has a garnet robe and nose of blueberry, tobacco and morel. The tannins are tight and concentrated, balanced by notes of light oak and toast.
Pair this wine with salmon fillet or light creamy cheeses.