This cuvée makes up most of the wine we produce. It comes from vines located above the hamlet of Verenay, mainly in the place known as “La Viallière”, but also in "Champon", "Le Plomb" and "Verenay".
The assemblage from these places gives fine, elegant wines, although they do have a definite tannic presence.
They can be drunk in the year after bottling, to take full advantage of the youthful aromas or a few years later, when age will have added to their complexity. - Winery
Age of the vines: from 10 to 50 years old.
Ageing: 24 months in oak barrels (15% new), no filtration
Dark ruby. Red fruit compote and floral pastille scents show very good clarity, picking up pipe tobacco, violet and spicecake nuances with aeration. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering pliant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors given lift and spine by tangy acidity. Closes spicy and long, with silky tannins coming in late and adding gentle grip. -- Josh Raynolds - Vinous 91 Points