The Grand Cru Les Preuses immediately evokes the mineral kingdom and the stony nature of the soils it occupies. Nathalie and Gilles Fèvre operate a superb plot, exposed to the South / South-West, which dominates the other neighboring Grands Crus. Here, the Kimmeridgian marl and limestone soils are deeper and allow the vines, planted between 1950 and 1970, to take root very deeply to draw on all the peculiarities of this exceptional terroir.
Of course, today, wine cut for cellaring is delivered sparingly. After a good decanting, we perceive the great complexity of the nose: past fine notes of hazelnut and Brazil nuts, testifying to a very high precision aging (only a third of the cuvée is aged in barrels, the rest is in vat), we are seduced by the fine vegetal aromas of fine herbs, white and yellow flowers, which blend perfectly into the fruit, evoking poached pear, white peach but also crushed banana and citrus fruits . Mountain honey, churned butter, fresh tobacco, pine resin, liquorice ... we navigate with delight in a complex and dreamlike olfactory landscape, in which the rock is always present.
On the palate, the wine confirms its stature as a grand cru by its density and depth. It reveals an exemplary structure, between floral elegance, saline minerality, ripe fruit and beautiful bitters reminiscent of citrus fruits and spices.