This wine is made in very small quantities, using the best grapes, from the oldest vines (between 75 and 100 years old). 85.45 is a very special wine, one to be enjoyed and savoured. It is made using 100% Gamay grapes and given 21 months in oak barrels. The colour is deepest garnet with hints of ruby. The nose is bursting with black fruits with touches of coffee and liquorice. The palate is fleshy and compex with well integrated tannins. The finish is long and satisfying.
JB does all the vineyard work; he finds this to be the best way of ensuring the quality and sustainability of the grapes. Using an agroforestry system, he replicates what can be observed in the wild forest. This helps the vines to grow strong without spraying chemicals on the ground and without ploughing the earth (which would damage the soil structure).
Cover crops help the fauna to naturally fight against pests. The cover crop also competes with the vines which keeps the yields low.
This is a wine to drink young, which will be drinking well until 2026.
Perfect to start a meal with a plate of charcuterie and some cornichons.