Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru – Les Ecusseaux has a limpid and bright appearance, with a pleasurable aroma of fresh almonds and Rennet apple.

You will be able to drink it while it is young, however you will enjoy it even better after 2 to 4 years.

The wine-growing region

The terroir is located on a parcel near the villages of Auxey-Duresses and Meursault. This southeast-facing parcel is at an altitude of 200 metres on clay-limestone soil.

This vineyard comes from the Chardonnay grape variety and was planted in 1978 on a surface area of 14.55 ares.

The wine-growing process

The vines are pruned using the simple guyot method, disbudded in spring, and rigorously grown. Here the ground is light and sensitive to erosion, which is why the soil is shallowly ploughed. During the summer, the fight against diseases is made in a sustainable way.

The wine-making process

After a precise ripeness follow-up, the grapes are harvested by hand and taken to a winery.

The harvest is slightly trampled so that the juice flows after a moderate pressing. The juice is then settled. After placing the wine in casks by gravity, the must ferments in oak barrels.

The cuvée is entirely placed into 228-litre barrels of which 30% are renewed each year.

After 10 months of ageing on fine lees, the wine is blended and bottled after a slight filtration.