Production: 2250 Bottles
Ageing: 18 months in barrels. 20% new barrels.
Facing due south on the hillside in a place called Les Argillas, this parcel, with an average age of 40 years, has a geology specific to this sector. Indeed, it is one of the most calcareous areas of the Côte de Beaune (30% active limestone).
The wines are full of berries and are generally to be drunk quite young, but can also be aged without complex for up to 10 years.
The 2019 Auxey-Duresses Village, which sees no new oak, has a ripe bouquet with opulent dark cherries, iodine and light violet aromas that soar from the glass. The palate is well balanced with a succulent, almost confit-like entry, fine acidity with a sweet pastille-like finish. This should drink well over the decade. [86-88 Points, Neal Martin – October 2020, robertparker.com]