Grape variety: Pinot fin, extremely rare massal selection from 1964.
Rootstock: 3 309
Terroir : Of the walled vineyard (clos) of six hectares, planted by the monks of Cluny Abbey around 910, 2 ha of which make up the Pinot Noir for the Cuvée Auguste. The subsoil is Middle Jurassic Bathonian limestone, the same kind that is found throughout Burgundy. The difference here is that there are pearly limestone slabs with beautiful limestone crystals embedded in them: calcite-aragonite. The thin layer of soil (5 to 50 cm) is clay-limestone. The colluvial deposits of clay loam covering a layer of very calcareous and siliceous weathered loam give the wines their minerality.
Vines : Guyot Simple and Guyot Poussard pruning / Ploughing / Manual disbudding on the trunk and the plant / Yield 20 hl/ha / Organically farmed since 1954 and biodynamically since 1998.
Vinification: Harvested by hand with sorting at the vine and on a sorting table when necessary / Semi-carbonic whole cluster fermentation with cold pre-fermentation, natural yeasts, no SO2, no chaptalisation or enzymes, with joy and a very festive spirit / Matured in barrels, no racking / Assembled in a large vat 40 days before bottling / Bottled using nitrogen, no filtration, in September.
Tasting advice: This wine can be kept from 10 to 20 years depending on the storage conditions; it is advisable to store it at below 14°C.
Biodynamic Certification : Demeter.