Xavier owns a tiny plot in the legendary parcel “Landonne”, which rests in the heart of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. Historically, his fruit was blended into his classic Côte-Rôtie until 2013, when he decided to bottle this small quantity separately. He is happy with the result and plans to continue to make this wine in stronger vintages. The grapes are fermented in small barrels without destemming and left to age for 2 years before bottling. More concentrated and structured than his regular cuvée, this wine will clearly benefit from more time in the cellar to soften its tannic edges. In years that merit production, only about 400 bottles are made.