This is the classic Héritage plot of now 80-year-old vines in L’Ardillier, around a third of the wine seeing oak (all old). It is more densely packed and tightly wound than L’Homme Mort, showing a viscous power and plenty of glycerol laid over a rigid skeletal structure. The chewy finish is incredibly lengthy and promises a long future.Cuvée Héritage is dedicated to the memory of Henri.
Hand harvested and hand selected, this is a “première trie”, or selection, of the finest grapes from the oldest parcel of vines, planted in 1937.
The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and plenty of citrus fruit matched with subtle stony notes that lead to a detailed and quiet persistent finish.
Food pairing: Appreciate on its own with fellow wine lovers, or enjoy with fish, lobster, guinea fowl or even an aged Comté.