1er Cru Forests 2018
Caisse de 6 / Case of 6
In the Domaine’s two parcels, the bedrock is located just a few centimetres
underfoot, and helps to bring an appealing minerality to the wine. The large
number of the pebbles in the soil means that it oﬀers excellent drainage.
The southern vineyards bring warmer aromas to the wine, which evolve into
ripe fruit aromas.
Kimmeridgian. Left bank. Hard limestone in clay, poor and very stony soil. A
very shallow layer of fossilised shells. Steep slope. Cool in spring, hot in
summer. South-south-east exposure.
No added yeast, long fermentation using indigenous yeasts, in temperature-controlled vats. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Matured for 12 to 16 months. In stainless steel tanks, with the least possible handling. Long moderately cold stabilisation. The wine is gently ﬁltered once before bottling.
10 years and over.
Serve between 12 and 14°C, it must be aired or carafed before tasting.
Notes of undergrowth and fern, mixed with other spicier ripe fruit, cocoa and pepper aromas, suggesting a lively, very mineral and chalky palate, with the famous gunﬂint taste, sometimes with a suggestion of liquorice notes.