From the 2014 vintage onwards, we reintroduced foudres to mature our most important cuvées. Once again, wishing to be true to our roots. Our trials have shown the advantage of better gas conservation, which ensures the freshness of our wines.
Ageing our wines
"IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR WINE WELL, WHAT MATTERS IS HOW YOU AGE IT"
HENRI JAYER, FORMER RENOWNED VINTNER.
A question of balance
Looking for finesse
Traditional Burgundy barrels complete the volumes. The Pinot Noir spends twelve months in 228 litre barrels. As for the Chardonnay, it ages in 350 litre barrels in order to better integrate the wooden oak essences. But, as the rule is there is no rule, our Santenay “Champs Claude” white is also partly matured in foudre. Then, all contents are blended together by cuvée before being bottled. White wines are lightly filtered while reds are finely filtered.