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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Bourgogne Blanc
Les Violettes
Chardonnay Planted in 1939 and 1940 Clay, Limestone .14 ha
Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc
Chardonnay Planted in 1995 Clay, Limestone .2 ha
Bourgogne Rouge
Le Chapitre
Pinot Noir Planted in 1960 Limestone .5 ha
Échézeaux Grand Cru
Pinot Noir Parcels Planted in 1924, 1944, 1970 Clay, Limestone .5 ha
Marsannay Rouge
Clos du Roy
Pinot Noir 30 years Limestone .3 ha
Vosne-Romanée
Pinot Noir Planted in 1930, 1944, 1950, 1980 Clay, Limestone 1 ha
Vosne-Romanée
Les Jachées
Pinot Noir Planted in 1929, 1930 Clay, Limestone .7 ha
Vosne-Romanée
Les Réas
Pinot Noir 80 + years Clay, Limestone N/A
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Pinot Noir Planted in 1944, 1970 Clay, Limestone .2 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Whites:
• Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard

• After light crushing, juice is obtained by direct press before must settles

• Wines age in barrels for approximately 18 months

• No sulfur is added at any time during vinification

• The wines are bottled by hand, barrel by barrel

• There is a reference to the barrel a wine came from on each bottle


Reds:
• Grapes are hand-harvested

• Whole cluster fermentation lasts 15 days without any sulfur added

• The wines age in oak barrels for 12 to 18 months, depending on the vintage

• No sulfur is added at any time during vinification

• The wines are bottled by hand, barrel by barrel

• There is a reference to the barrel a wine came from on each bottle


Échézeaux:

• Bizot’s holdings in the grand cru Échézeaux comes from two lieux-dits: Les Treux and Les Orveaux.

• The Orveaux is bottled as Échézeaux, and the Treux is bottled as Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru.


Bourgogne Blanc Les Violettes:

• The vines for the Bourgogne Blanc come from the lieu-dit Les Violettes, which is in the appellation of Vosne-Romanée, along the wall that surrounds Clos Vougeot.


Bourgogne Rouge Le Chapitre:

• There are 3 lieux-dits in the Côte d’Or permitted on labels in conjunction with the Bourgogne appellation, Le Chapitre, En Montre Cul and La Chapelle Notre-Dame (which is in Ladoix-Serrigny). Le Chapitre produced the tête de cuvée of the commune in the 18th century and was the vin ordinaire (i.e., house wine) of Louis XV. 


Vosne-Romanée:

• This is a blend of four different plots: Les Communes, Les Jardins, Les Colombières, and Les Saules.

General Information

Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Appellation(s)
Bourgogne, Vosne-Romanée, Échézeaux Grand Cru
Producer
Jean-Yves Bizot
Founded
1995
Annual Production
900 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
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