It’s easy to find the family’s vines here, as Gérard’s father, Jean, had a stone marker set on the vineyard’s down-slope wall. Another family parcel upslope, with older vines, is in lieu-dit ‘Les Grand Maupertuis.’ Downslope soils are deeper, with more clay; upslope soils are thin, closer to the “mother rock” of Burgundian limestone.

Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank. Aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months (15% new oak). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Aromas of earth, baking spices, red and black berries. Fine-grained tannins; structured yet suave. Black cherries, earth. Pair with roast pork or chicken; delicately spiced dishes