Jean-Jacques Robert took over five hectares of his grandfather’s vines in the Mâconnais just outside the village of Fuissé ; individual vineyard parcels that are planted with old vines (remarkably so!) on varied soils of granite, schist, limestone, clay, and gravel.
Naturally reduced yields imbue the grapes with terrific concentration. he wines undergo a long, slow élévage in barrel that lasts anywhere from fifteen to eighteen months. They are bottled after two winters in barrel, a treatment more common (yet still far from the norm) in the Côte d’Or, and something that really sets them apart in the Mâconnais