Grape : Pinot Noir
Sub-soil : Jurassic, marl and "entroques" calcar
Vines : sustainable / organic farming with a precise following of rain. Average age 35 years.
Vinification : Harvest: Hand picked with assortment in the vineyard and on conveyeur table at the domaine. Vinification: Small part is whole clusters, 5 days cold soak and classical vinification, only with nature yeast. Aging: 15 months in french oak barrel, with 15% new oak Unfined and no filtration
Vineyards size : 20 Hectares (8.3 acres)
Farming : Lutte raisonnée on every parcel, some of them are organically worked; but the amount and size of some of them prevents from being certified.
History : Since generations the domaine was born from the dissolution of the domaine Claire Dau. Martin took over the Estate in 1988. It is now a familial domaine, with a collective and precise work to get quality and respect of the nature. Now Martin, his sister Odile and his nephew, son of Odile, Pierre work in the domaine.
The top value of the domaine : A work in the vineyards associating old techniques (plowing, etc) and a following parcel per parcel to study the influences of the micro climates in the time.
A few woods : Brother, sister and nephew; an association of competences as well as quality on each level of the work in the vineyards, during harvest and vinification. Lutte raisonnée, bottling unfined and non-filtered for red wines.