The Paradis

Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru "Les Duresses"

The grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Maceration last around 3 weeks with the extraction carried out mainly via pumping over operations (remontage) in order not to extract too much bitterness. In general, the grapes are entirely destemmed. The wines are aged for 16-18 months in French oak barrels, of which around 30% are new.

Growing in very stony soil on the east-facing side of the hill of Bourdon, a continuation of Volnay, this vineyard benefits from plenty of sunshine and good exposure to the wind, allowing the grapes to ripen in the best conditions. Coming from very old vines, the yields here do not exceed 20hL/Ha.

Brilliant ruby red hue. Expressive on the nose, revealing red berries, gently underscored by a touch of oak. Straightforward on entry, with lovely acidity on the palate. A touch of tannin on the finish, but not aggressive. This « vin de sommelier », with its typical Burgundy style, shows lovely length.

Grilled meat, Asian flavours.

Vintage 2011 :

  • Burgondia d'Or 2014
  • Bronze Medal concours général agricole de Paris 2014
  • Cité dans le Guide Hachette 2015

Vintage 2012 :

  • Gold Medal concours des Féminalise 2014
  • Guide Gault & Millau 2015 : 15,5/20
  • Bourgogne Aujourd'hui : 15/20

Vintage 2013 :

  • Gold Medal concours des Grands Vins de France à Mâcon 2015
  • Burgondia d'Argent 2015
  • Best Red Côte de Beaune over 15£ (95 points) Decanter 2016
  • 1 star - Guide Hachette des Vins 2017 (page 500)

Vintage 2014 :

  • Bronze medal IWC 2017
  • Silver medal Decanter 2017