Isabelle and Michel Mathieu-Jacob
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
In the winery, there is no use of either chemical weed killers or chemical pesticides, and natural pesticides will only be used if absolutely necessary. Chemical fungicides are not used either, instead opting for natural alternatives. The winery recently replanted hedge rows around the vineyard plots in an effort to provide maximum cover from birds and insects, two natural predators of vine pests. The grapes are harvested by hand in 50 kg free-draining boxes. Plot by plot, they are brought to the winery for sorting.
The soils were formed during the Kimmeridgean phase of the secondary era. They are comprised of calcereous marls, of the type that are also to be found under the vineyards of Chablis and Sancerre. On the slopes, the soils are especially rich in stony limestone elements which help with drainage.
Manual harvest. Pneumatic press (by plot). Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Complete malolactic fermentation. Lightly filtered. Dosage: 9.5 g/l. 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay.
Takes place in the cellars for three years.