The Vielle Vignes Vosne-Romanee comes from a 0.53ha parcel of vines in Jacquines (50yo) and also Aux Communes (40yo). 75% destalked and aged in 30% new oak this wine is a bright dark red colour. The tannins are extremely fine, and there is real lift on the long finish. Old vines give the wine its complexity and character. Always the last wine to finish its malos. Cecile’s wines are becoming ever more sought after so we are thrilled to hold a few of these special bottles in stock.
Notes on the producer
Cécile grew up in Vosne-Romanée but although her parents owned 7ha of vines, they rented them out under various sharecropping arrangements. Her grandparents were also not winemakers, although Cécile’s great grandfather Edouard Jayer was a cooper in Nuits-St-Georges before WW1 and uncle of the legendary Henri Jayer. Cécile’s work in the vineyards is fastidious, with the vines pruned to give a low 25 to 36hh, the soil is hoed by hand and not deep ploughed. Having worked organically from the outset she has now converted all her vineyard practices to biodynamics. Cécile works from a new purpose built, spacious cellar in Morey St Denis right next to her Très Girard plot. At harvest time she is helped by a large team who pick grapes only when she judges the moment is absolutely right – she is quite prepared to harvest microscopic vineyards in two or three tries if necessary. The wines stay on their fine lees with no racking until they are prepared for bottling, when they are neither fined not filtered, SO2 is added at different stages and eventually tallies up to 50-60mg/l total.