100% Pinot Noir.
A relatively flat climat, facing east. The soil has a lot of clay, rich in iron, hence its red colour. The limestone bed-rock here is hard and compact. A quarter of the vineyard dates from 1945.
Distributor Notes: "Situated immediately north of “Les Vergelesses” and beneath “Île des Vergelesses”, “Les Fichots” is a clay-and-iron-dominated site whose wines possess a far more structured, brooding personality than those of its immediate neighbors. The family’s exceptionally old plot—over 70 years of age—renders a wine of impressive concentration and power. Despite its deeper color, firmer tannins, and greater sense of solidity, it nonetheless displays spice-laden red fruits that are very Pernand, as well as an outstanding balancing acidity."
Winemaking Team Notes: "Harvesting is entirely by hand. The grapes are transported in small crates then carefully sorted on arrival at the vat-house. Thereafter, they are totally destemmed and gravity-fed to vat, to maintain their integrity. After a pre-fermentation maceration for 5 to 6 days at 10°C, alcoholic fermentation starts off naturally at regulated temperature. During this period, daily tasting allows the operations of punching down and pumping over to be adjusted to the specificities of the vintage.
After two to three weeks in vat the wines are housed in oak barrels (of which 30% new oak) for a period of 12 to 14 months. In barrel, malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in spring. After racking, wines are assembled in vat, until bottling by us during the following winter, without fining or filtering.
A red wine of real elegance. The nose develops delicious aromas of well-ripe strawberries, raspberries and some spicy notes. The palate is well-rounded and fleshy, supported by a very mineral finish. It is worth waiting two to three years in bottle."