Gagnard's daughter Caroline Lestimé’s 0.34ha plot, formerly Pinot Noir, was replanted in 1990 to Chardonnay. The vineyard faces south-east at 250m altitude, half-way up a moderately-steep slope of stony clay over limestone blocks. Viticulture is certified organic and biodynamic. Hand-picked grapes undergo a delicate pneumatic pressing before 24 to 48 hours static settling in tank followed by indigenous yeast alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 228 litre oak barrels at 18°C. The wine matures for 18 months aging on lees in barrels (30-35% new) at 10-12°C
A decidedly pungent nose combines notes of strong resin, citrus peel, rosemary oil, matchstick and an admirably deft dollop of wood. There is once again fine richness to the delicious and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors that flash good power on the impressively complex and even more persistent finish. This isn't especially refined but overall this delivers very solid quality.
(91-93) points, Burghound.com (June 2020)
Clear pure light lemon colour. The nose is rather elegant with its light classy fruit, not metallic but strict, this is quite tight on the palate too, yet with good length.
90 points, InsideBurgundy.com (December 2019)
The whites are full-bodied, powerful, and fat, with aromas of almonds (green or toasted, depending on the age of the wine), ripe apples, white flowers, and honey, The finish is remarkably long.
The reds are deeply colored, full-bodied, and often quite fleshy, with classic aroma of cherry or kirsch and blackcurrant. Their firm structure is reminiscent of a wine from the Côte de Nuits.