Our ‘Hors Choix’ or ‘Super Choice’ from the very modest and somewhat arduous 2014 season. After bearing the heartache of losing our initial crop to merciless spring frosts we harvested the second shooting of the vines during the first two weeks of April; a full two months later than we are accustomed. Harvest is typically tended to clad in beach attire in mid-late February; this years pickings were carried out in jackets and woollen hats. When all was said and done our yields equated to a rather minute 5.7 hectolitres per hectare or 773 grams per vine. The numbers speak volumes of a season this unique so I’ve listed them below:
DW-OLD (0.775 Hectare)
2 Barriques – 885 plants sown between 1888 & 1912 (9 rows x 95 plants)
ER-27 (1.07 Hectare)
3 Barriques – 1170 plants from 1927 (30 rows x 39 plants)
DW-95VSP (1.979 Hectare)
4 Barriques – 2898 plants from 1995 (21 rows x 138 plants)
DW-96VSP (0.868 Hectare)
2 Barriques – 1236 plants from 1996 (12 rows x 103 plants)
These 11 Burgundian Pièces were carefully assembled and bottled amidst the spring of 2015 after enduring an 82 week elevage. The bottles were filled without filtration, fining or sparging (the removal of naturally occurring oxygen & C02) and all transfers were completed via gravity prior to bottling.
3288 bottles were filled.