Half way between Dijon, the capital of the region of Burgundy, and Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wine, between the Clos de Vougeot and Nuits Saint Georges, Vosne-Romanée, securely rooted into its venerable cellars, is – thanks to its great wines – one of the French wine-producing villages which are the best known throughout the world. The vines face due east and its grand appellations run down alongside the church as far as the Priory of Saint Vivant.
From a 'geological' point of view, the grands crus lie on oolite in ferruginous limestone soils - with stony, rocky or clay-marl subsoil - which give full-bodied, well-structured wines, deep in colour and with greater ageing capacity. The Vosne-Romanée AOC vineyards are planted on deeper, clay-limestone soils and produce lighter wines, with more subtle aromas, and which develop more quickly.
We have adopted integrated viticulture for all our vineyards: we work our soils with frequent ploughing, using neither weed-killer nor insecticides, which have been replaced by sexual confusion. Only organic conditioners, compost among others, are used if necessary. To avoid erosion of the soil, grass is left around the vines, which are pruned very strictly: yields are kept under control and we resort to green harvesting as soon as it seems appropriate to us to do so.