Cecile Tremblay, Bourgogne Rouge, La Croix Blanche 2011
Cecile's parents owned 7ha of vines, but they rented them out under various sharecropping arrangements and it was not until 2003 when one of these hectares came up for renewal that she was able to establish her own domaine and bottle her first wine. Today she owns 4Ha of plots which cover eleven appellations stretching over the area from Gevrey-Chambertin to Nuits-Saint-Georges including the Grand Crus sites in Chapelle-Chambertin and Echezeaux-du-Dessous.
Cecile worked organically from the beginning, caring deeply for the health of her vineyards. The vines were certified organic in 2005 and biodynamic in 2016. Soils are ploughed both mechanically and with a horse.
Winemaking is very traditional; grapes are pressed with an old fashioned vertical press and fermentation takes place in wooden vats with indigenous yeasts only. Long macerations follow.
Wines are aged in barrels for 12 to 18 months of ageing on their lees with no racking. Only a moderate amount of new wood is used. Wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined.
La Croix Blanche is her Bourgogne Rouge regional level wine, sourced from a lieu-dit called La Croix Blanche in Vosne-Romanée. Since 2009 she supplements the blend with fruit from Es Rues in Chambolle-Musigny.
These are highly sought after wines of pure and vibrant character, textural with fine grained tannic structure.
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