100% Pinot Noir.
4 different parcels make up the cuvée; Herbiottes, Bras, Cognée, and Porroux. Vines are between 20 and 50 years old. Soil is very stony, brown limestone.
Ruby red in colour, the wine has elegant structure with good concentration. A fine bouquet, and supple tannins associated with tasty fruit. This wine has a double character, marrying the finesse and elegance of Chambolle Musigny with the tannin and structure of Gevrey-Chambertin.
Ripeness and harvest quality are rigorously controlled for a 15 day fermentation.
Depending on the vintage, this starts with a 4 day cold soak at 8°C. Racking and running the juice over are more beneficial than cap punching which would harden the tannins too much. 1/3 new oak barrels are used. Too much oak would cover the terroir effect.
4 to 6 years are generally necessary for the elegance of these terroirs to come together.
The Marchand-Grillot estate cultivates 9 hectares of vines, made up of 47 different plots spread over 5 Cote de Nuits villages: Gevrey Chambertin, Morey Saint Denis, Chambolle Musigny, Gilly les Citeaux and Brochon, each one carefully tended.