Vineyard: Vineyard planted in the late 1960s in the village of Comblanchien near the border with Corgoloin.
Orientation: North to south-facing
Soil: Clay-centric parcel with very little topsoil before hitting Comblanchien limestone.
Viticulture: In organic conversion, incorporating some biodynamic principles, soils worked with a horse and plow. Heavy green harvesting to limit yields and encourage good concentration. All grapes are picked by hand at harvest.
Vinification: Harvested at optimum ripeness (always determined by consistent tasting in the vineyards), 100% destemmed, closed tank fermentation with cuvaison of 10 to 15 days.
Aging: One year of ageing in oak barrels, 20% of which are new.
Notes: ThE most precocious of the three CdN-Villages, both in ripening dates and style of wine. The deeper clay offers up a sensual quality to the fruit. Structured as you'd expect, but with silxy textures and unctuous dark fruit. An exciting addition to Lienhardt's lineup.