Our vines are located within a 20km radius around the winery. Each terroir imprints its personality on the various crémants produced and possesses a particular affinity with the different grape varietals.
Côte de Nuits
East facing with steep valleys, the Côte de Nuits originates from the collapse of the Saône plaine. It marks the western boundary, along a network of south west to north easterly faults.
This hillside is composed of several layers that date back to secondary era ( mainly jurassic) while the plain is composed of sediments dating back to the tertiary and quaternary eras. The grounds on which the vines are planted are composed of debris coming from the limestone hills, red silt from the glacial era and underlying layers of rock and earth.
Côte de Beaune
The Côte de Beaune is south of the Côte de Nuits and on average there is about one degree difference in temperature between two côtes. The Côte de Beaune also benefits from a more south easterly exposure.
The vines on the côte de Beaune are planted on clay and limestone soils: often with marl formations and limestone debris. They range from 280 to 400 meters in altitude and it is a temperate climate with a light continental influence.
Hautes Côtes de Beaune
A little further west, behind the Côte de Beaune, vines are planted on the gently sloping plateau slightly higher at between 350 and 450 meters in altitude. The vines here twist through the villages and forests. In the southernmost part of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune the rootstock are warmed by the sun on limestone and marl covered slopes. The northern part of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune soils are composed of pearly tile, clay and hard limestone.