Richard and Stephane Martin
17 ha. scattered across all village hillsides on about 40 parcels known as : Maillettes, Bergades, Poncétys, Terres noires, Pommards, Chênes, Surigny, Prâgnes, Bruyère, Chailloux. Parcels face south-east, due east or due south and a few other are located on a plateau. Average age of vines 45 years-old. Vines are pruned according to the Mâconnais system, Guyot or Acure with around 10 buds.
Soils are a patchwork of limestone and clay from Jurassic Period.
Destemming is used to avoid herbaceous taste. Slow and gentle pneumatic pressing guarantees purity of juice and extraction of the finest aromas. Very slow temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks generally ending by January. Malolactic fermentation follows.
Matured on fine lees in tanks and aged in barrels for 10 months.