$48.00 USD

From a small 0.65ha site found just 100 meters from the Clos des Rocs Monopole, this parcel yields a surprisingly different wine.  A poor top layer of soil means the vines suffer more than neighboring plots, resulting in small, concentrated grapes.  The ancient 90 year-old vines also contribute to the low yields.  élevage is all in demi-muid (500L barrels), and the wine shows the rich concentration with generous fruit on the palate, yet the freshness and focus are unwavering.  We note a lovely hint of beeswax to the nose and touch of bitterness to the finish – a remarkable wine of depth and character that testifies to the worthiness of this rarely seen appellation.