Soil

 

The soil is composed of various climatic factors. The exposure to the sun and winds, sensibility to freezing or growing methods have no equivalence in front of the grounds : it is the most important factor.

Three different soils can be found in Côte d'Or: limestone, clay and silica.Generaly, sandy and granulous ground makes a light wine; clay is for the strength of the red wine, the colour, the sugar and tannin. The limestone increases the sugar and the strong bouquet, soil with iron oxide is perfect for colour and bouquet.

The Burgundian vineyard is various : there is not one but many diversified soils.

The vines grow on limestone and clay-limestone soils dating from the Middle Jurassic: white Bathonien Oolite up-slope and fossiliferous Bajocien limestone at the foot. The vineyards are east-facing and are at altitudes of 220- 270 metres . Immediately below the village the slopes are differently oriented and the soil is marly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grands Vins de Bourgogne

Alain Jeanniard

 

 

" Une fois encore, ce jeune vigneron installé depuis seulement 2000, nous donne une leçon de terroir inspiré."

 

Extrait du Hors série : La Revue du vin de France novembre 2005