Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limstone
Site : This climat "Lavaut Saint-Jacques" is located in the western part of Gevrey Chambertin, on the road which leads in the Montagne to the "Combe de Lavaut". The plot selected is located mid slope with an excellent south-east exposure.
The Vintage 2006 : The weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. However, the sun appeared at the end of August and continued throughout September. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery have produced beautiful wines with very pure aromas. Aged in French oak for 10 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of tobacco, black-current and sweet spices mixed with mineral flavours. Beautiful vanilla note. Concentrated, well-structured and well-crafted. Intense aromas. Elegant tannins. Long and spicy finish.
Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.