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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Aligoté
Aligoté Planted in 1950, 1986 Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Bourgogne Passetoutgrain
50% Gamay, 50% Pinot Noir Planted in 1986 Clay, Limestone .9 ha
Bourgogne Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted in 1968, 1998 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Saint-Romain Blanc
Chardonnay Planted in 1957, 2005, 2017 Clay, Limestone 1.3 ha
Saint-Romain Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted in 1961, 1975 Clay, Limestone 1.3 ha
Auxey-Duresses Blanc
Chardonnay Planted in 1957, 2009 Clay, Limestone .6 ha
Auxey-Duresses Rouge
Pinot Noir Planted in 1953 Clay, Limestone .4 ha
Auxey-Duresses Rouge 1er Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1953, 1968 Clay, Limestone .6 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Les Pruliers
Pinot Noir Planted in 1973 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Morey-Saint-Denis
Pinot Noir Planted in 1970, 1986 Clay, Limestone .4 ha
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru
La Riotte
Pinot Noir Planted in 1937, 1961-1971 Clay, Limestone .6 ha
Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1975 Clay, Limestone .1 ha
Chambolle-Musigny
Pinot Noir Planted in 1967-1973 Clay, Limestone .9 ha
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Combe d’Orveau
Pinot Noir Planted in 1942, 1973 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Gevrey-Chambertin
Pinot Noir Planted in 1968-1971 Clay, Limestone 1.6 ha
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
Bel Air
Pinot Noir Planted in 1974, 1986 Clay, Limestone .4 ha
Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1959 Clay, Limestone .9 ha
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1958, 1968, 1998 Clay, Limestone .6 ha
Corton Rognet Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1987 Clay, Limestone .4 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All fruit is harvested by hand
• Naturally low yields
• Extensive sorting during harvest
• Grapes are completely de-stemmed
• 10-day cold-soak before fermentation to extract aromas and color
• Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 8-13 days
• Punchdowns and pumpovers are carefully conducted for gentle extraction, determined by tasting
• Wines age 12-15 months in lightly toasted barrels
• New wood is used judiciously: up to 40% for the grand crus, 30% for premier crus, 25% for village-level wines
• Wines are racked to tanks for 3 months before bottling
• Wines are bottled unfined and rarely filtered

White Wines :
• Grapes are whole-cluster pressed
• Cold settling for 1-2 days, then must is racked off gross lees
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks
• Fermentation occurs naturally with help of a pied de cuve from indigenous yeasts
• After alcoholic fermentation, wines are racked to oak barrels (up to 20% new)
• Malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously in wood
• Aged for 10-12 months before bottling

Bourgogne Aligoté :
• Grapes sourced from two lieux-dits: Sur Melin in Auxey-Duresses and Champs Pirettes in Morey-Saint-Denis

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain :
• Grapes sourced from lieu-dit Croix Jeanniard in Morey-Saint-Denis

Saint-Romain Blanc :
• Grapes sourced from four lieux-dits: Combe Bazin, En Gollot, La Perière, Le Marsain

Saint-Romain Rouge :
• Grapes sourced from two lieux-dits: Le Marsain, En Poillange

Auxey-Duresses Blanc :
• Grapes sourced from two lieux-dits: Creux de Tillet, La Chateille

Auxey-Duresses Rouge :
• Grapes sourced from lieu-dit Les Cloux

Auxey-Duresses Rouge 1er Cru: • Grapes sourced from two premier cru sites: Les Duresses, Les Grands Champs

Morey-Saint-Denis :
• Grapes sourced from three lieux-dits: En Seuvrey, Les Crais, Les Pourroux

Chambolle-Musigny :
• Grapes sourced from two lieux-dits: Les Bussières, La Taupe

Gevrey-Chambertin :
• Grapes sourced from four lieux-dits: La Justice, Craite Paille, Les Seuvrées, Bel Air

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne, Saint Romain, Auxey Duresses, Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Corton Rognet Grand Cru, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru, Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
Producer
Romain Taupenot
Founded
1963
Annual Production
7,000 cases
Farming
Organic (practicing)
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