Amélie is the only farmer of this 0.5 hectare vineyard. But since this is a métayage arrangement, it is not a monopole bottling. It is a true clos, with walls on all sides. The vineyard is just at the outset of the village on the northern side. It is located mid-slope, at 290-meters elevation. The slope is gentle and faces southeast. The vines range from 40 to 60 years old.
The soils are deep, clay-rich, and dark brown in color with approximately 10% gravels and up to 10% poorly-sorted cobbles. The gravels and cobbles vary from well-rounded to angular, indicating that they come from various locations. Many cobbles are of the dark red sandy marl and the angular ones come from just up the slope. Other pieces of rounded to angular “Gevrey silex” and well-rounded, salmon pink conglomerate, indicate that there is also a significant alluvial component.
50% whole cluster, mostly pump-overs with some punch-downs, indigenous yeast fermentation in concrete tanks. Aged for 12 months in barrel (20% new).