Its terroirs are often very close to the most famous vintages. They are located on piedmont slopes, in limestone areas, with clay and marl nuances, stony if not rocky, well-drained and where water rarely stagnates.
Place names: Les Maladières, Petit Chaliot.
To the eye, a richly-coloured crimson wine that turns a deeper ruby colour with age, all the way to dark purple. To the nose, the bouquet opens to small red and black fruits (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry) followed by cooked prune with spicy, animal, woody, moss and mushroom touches. Very lively in the mouth, structured, supple and rounded. Volume, fullness, in one word: full-bodied. Elegant and fine personality, fluid and light structure in the mouth. Drink young.
Vegetable salads, meat pies, poultry, pot-au-feu, roast veal, hard cheeses such as Gouda. Temperature: 12 to 16°.