All of our wines are produced using grapes from vines growing on our estate and are laid down in wooden vats or barrels for 11 to 22 months before being bottled on the estate. We grow a range of grape varieties, including Chasselas, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Gamaret, Garanoir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah (Shiraz). We have over 11 hectares in the Lavaux region, including 4 appellations – Villette, Epesses, St-Saphorin and Lutry – as well as two additional hectares in the Coteaux de l’Orbe region where we grow Gamay. Our vines are grown sustainably; we work the soil during the winter and harvest the grapes manually so that only the best fruit makes it into our wine and so that each Grand Cru is the expression of its terroir.
The vines had to deal with a variety of diseases following the rainy spring season, which meant we had to do considerable sorting at harvest-time. This resulted in just 30% of Pinot Noir production and 40% of Chasselas. While it is not a typical vintage, in the end the wines have matured nicely in the cellar and deliver a wonderful array of aromas. All in all, a great opportunity to discover some elegant fine wines.