|Bernard Broyer took over old vine - 65 to 100 year old, south-facing vineyards in 1977. He owns 9.5 hectares, divided between 5 parcels. The vines are densely planted (10,000 per hectare), on a very stony soil, primarily clay and limestone. The domaine produces Chénas, Juliénas and Bourgogne Blanc.|
Viticulture: No de-budding but occasional green harvests. Sulphur and systemic treatments to prevent oidium. Grass and weeds are controlled without chemicals, with the sole addition of humus. The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted.
Vinification: ‘Semi carbonique’. Up to 30% of the grapes are de-stemmed in some vintages. Fermentation in enamel-lined stainless steel tanks or wooden foudres with an 8 to 10 day cuvaison. The fermentation starts at 25°C, rising to a max of 30°C. It is important that the CO2 is retained. Remontages are carried out twice a day, with one pigeage per day. Vaslin press and press wines are blended back. After the malolactic fermentation is completed in the spring, the wine is racked, then aged for 7 months in old foudres. It is unfined, filtered by kiesleghur and bottled in late April.
Farming practices: Sustainable.
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|100% Gamay, 65 year old vines. 415 cases produced. |
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