Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Les Duresses, Maison Jaffelin
The grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Maceration last around 3 weeks with the extraction carried out mainly via pumping over operations (remontage) in order not to extract too much bitterness. In general, the grapes are entirely destemmed. The wines are aged for 16 18 months in French oak barrels, of which around 30% are new. Growing in very stony soil on the east facing side of the hill of Bourdon, a continuation of Volnay, this vineyard benefits from plenty of sunshine and good exposure to the wind, allowing the grapes to ripen in the best conditions. Coming from very old vines, the yields here do not exceed 20hL/Ha.
Produced by Maison Jaffelin
Jaffelin, the smallest of the great Burgundy wine houses, entered a new chapter in its history in 2004, when it completely renovated its vat room and fitted it out with high precision equipment. Marinette Garnier, oenologist-winemaker, creates these "hand-made" wines in this magical location in the historical centre of Beaune. Since then, Jaffelin continues to present the very best of the finest Burgundy terroirs within a comprehensive collection of wines, which are recognised in prestigious wine competitions and appreciated by connoisseurs around the world.
Brilliant ruby red colour. Expressive on the nose, revealing red berries, gently underscored by a touch of sweet oak. Rounded palate, with lovely acidity and pure , fresh red berry flavours. A touch of tannin on the finish, but not aggressive.Download Technical Note