Sancerre Rouge, “Cuvée Prestige”
A wine made only in the finest vintages and composed of Pinot Noir harvested from the oldest vines (average age of 50 years) of the domaine. The vineyards are a mix of two terroirs: Oxfordian “caillottes” and Kimmeridgian “marne”. The grapes are entirely destemmed; there is a period of cold maceration; the fermentation extends for three weeks. Remontage and pigeage are practiced. Élevage is done in barrel: a mix of new oak (40%), oak of one year (40%) and oak of two years (20%). The wine is bottled after twenty months of élevage.