Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : A Chanson "monopole" in the very heart of the first Growths vineyards of Beaune. The vineyard covering 3.80 ha is located on a mid slope. The "Clos des Fèves" was already known in the 14th century under the latin word "Fae"
The Vintage 2016 : After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy which engendered a late flowering and millerandage (grapes of small size) The summer was warm and dry. September was warm and the harvest took place at the end of the month under a bright sunshine. Vinification : whole bunch fermentation for approximately two weeks, the wines are then aged in our XVth century cellar for a period between 14 and 18 months. Moderate use of new oak.
Tasting : Garnet colour. Intense aromas of red berries liquor, ripe raspberries mixed with spices on a hint of mocha. Ample, concentrated and complex. Seductive texture. Mouth-coating with well shaped tannins. Long and elegant finish SCORE : 17.5/20 JANCIS ROBINSON - 91-93/100 BURGHOUND -
Food pairing : Game (pheasant), poultry and all the classic cheeses (Epoisses, Langres).