In order to achieve a balanced and complex vintage, the vineyards we have selected are cultivated on clay and calcareous hillsides. This type of location provides a favourable sun exposure on the hillsides as well as sufficient water reserves in the limestone earth that the vineyards can reach its desired maturity. Furthermore, these vineyards are controlled using the Royat Cordon pruning technique, enabling to grow balanced grapes with a regular maturity. The rootstocks are adapted to the soils.
GRAPE: Pinot noir & Chardonnay
TASTE PROFILE:Appearance: Red, purple, dense, clear with deep purple glints. Nose: The nose is pure indulgence: vanilla, brioche, warm bread, praline... but also lemon, zest and candied. Palate: On the palate, it is fresh and refined, with the body and intensity that is typical of the 2009 vintage. Lemon, bergamot, citrus zest and toast balance with beautiful tension. The finish is long, with chocolate notes. Sténopé 2009 is the perfect blend of generosity, ripeness and freshness. It is the "blessed" vintage.