Different blends according to the vintage created with the Hôtel de Ville Crissier.
The idea was born in the 1980s when Frédy Girardet and Raymond Paccot met – an encounter between terroir limestone and chef’s honed knife that led to the design of a new wine, streamlined and with great class. The wine is seductive by its smoothness but also appreciated for its great gastronomic flexibility.
This complicity continues with Franck Giovannini of the Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, and with Laurence Rochat, who continue to create their own blends, in a kind of direct link from earth to table.
Harvest on 10th September 2018
The budding date predicted a normal year, with harvest in October, as usual in our region. But the time until the flowering has rarely been so short: only 49 days against 62.5 days on average thanks to hot and sunny weather!
So we started picking on September 10, with grapes of absolutely irreproachable quality and temperatures still frying 30 degrees. It was one of the nicest and longest summers ever recorded.
The fermentations went well. The last sugars turned into alcohol. Crucial stage, revealing the subtleties of the grape. Out of respect for work in the vineyard, we vinify in the same state of mind. In particular, by the use of native yeasts or the absence of sulfur, which makes us live adventures sometimes surprising … The tasting is daily. We monitor the wines with curiosity and interest, which allows us to gently guide each tank through temperature controls or transvases.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at our cellar to taste this 2018 vintage, which offers wines with body and very nice concentrations of aromas.