Precision is the watchword on this estate. Yields are kept low, production is now certified organic, fermentation is cool and slow and there is no fining or filtration prior to bottling. This has a polished, youthful nose with a ripe, rich palate of outstanding purity which makes it tempting now but it will develop nicely over the next three or four years.
Bernard has 17 hectares under vine in and around Gevrey and Marsannay. He has recently moved to new state of the art cellars just north of Gevrey and the quality of his wines has improved even further. Yields are extremely low and never exceed 30 hl/ha and the domaine is now registered as organic. Everything is hand picked. Fermentation of the reds involves a long, cold maceration and a gentle extraction - what Bernard calls an infusion. About one third new barrels are used. They are bottled without fining or filtration and are fine, pure, concentrated and subtle.