Situated high on the slope, this of 35 year old south facing Marsannay vineyard is quite cold in the winter and extends into the forest above the slope, but is compensated by a very warm microclimate in the summer.
An elegant and pure Pinot Noir with great depth and finesse. Wonderful concentration featuring a balence between minerality and fine tannins. Fine depth and length.
Soil: Limestone, clay, many pebbles / Age of the vines: 35 years / Location: High on the slope, with parts extending into the forest above. Southern exposure. Vineyard protected by trees to create a very warm microclimate in summer.
Vinification lasting 12 months in 50% new oak, with racking prior to bottling.
About the Winemaker
“Philippe Charlopin’s son Yann bought David Clark’s domaine and 2013 was his first vintage. …he is looking for more extraction during the aqueous phase of the fermentation (this is to say before the production of alcohol begins). Years spent making wine his father’s way has only strengthened Yann’s determination to find his own path. And his great pal, Jean-Marie Fourrier, has been very instrumental in that, advising and encouraging Yann to buy the domaine – along with the more material help of a loan of his bottle-waxing machine” – Burghound