This higher altitude Vosne exhibits a strong personality, the depth of colour can most certainly be connected to the iron present in this dark soil. Regardless of the vintage, the acidity in the wines of this parcel give them an excellent aptitude for ageing.
It is an interesting balance of freshness (northern exposure) and maturity, of mineral and fruit. Black fruit is very apparent (wild blackberry, blueberry…) lifted by spicy notes (pepper).
It is simultaneously austere, hard, deep, elegant, sappy, wild… It is necessary to age certain vintages several years before the wine knits together.
An excellent accompaniment to game and meat in sauces.
Ageing in barrels (50% new oak)
This small 0.39 ha parcel which I acquired in 1988 celebrated its centenary in 2002 !
It is a Vosne “of altitude” (approximately 280m) located at the mouth of the valley of Concoeur with a north-east orientation.
The soil is “dark” with a high density of rather large chalky elements…rocks are never far, which no doubt explains the name of the locality “les Barreaux”, which means “stony bar”.