Variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Bourgogne Rouge
The domaine is situated in the secluded village of Dezize-Les-Maranges at the most southerly point of the Cote de Beaune. It is one of the region’s most ecologically diverse villages, with woods, pastures, rivers, hills, valleys, livestock farming and wild fauna.
Fiona has embraced the sentiment of her environment and carries out all viticultural practices organically and biodynamically- using infusions and decoctions of horn manure, silica, horsetail, nettle and achillea.
She only employs manual work in the vines – using a small caterpillar tractor for ploughing and all harvesting is by hand.
Winemaking is simple, traditional and free from artifice. No new oak is used, in order to preserve the nuances of her individual terroirs. Sulphur dioxide is used sparingly, if at all. The reds are neither fined nor filtered, whilst her whites receive a light filtration only.
The vines of Bourgogne Rouge were planted in 1946, and the resulting wine is a perfectly balanced Pinot Noir with great flavour intensity, sense of location and elegance.