Estate vines were planted by winemaker Etienne Delarche’s father in ‘Renardes,’ part of the larger Corton Grand Cru vineyard. Facing southeast, vines sit at 900 feet in altitude; the slope’s stony soils mix brown limestone and iron-rich marl.
Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged in older French barrels (30% new) for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aromas of red and black berries, warm earth, licorice, light smoke. Tannic yet balanced; layered. Flavors of blackberry, red plum, licorice; refined minerality. Pairing suggestions are charcuterie; grilled pork sausages; French cheeses from Burgundy like Comté.