This vineyard is located in the Commune de Nantoux. The vines are plowed 1-3 times a year and yields are limited by severe pruning and bunch-thinning. The vineyard is planted at a density of 9,000 vines per hectare on 41 B rootstock.
The name of this vineyard, Champs Perdrix (Partridge Field), does not refer to the birds that might rarely visit the vineyard but actually comes from "Peillerix" in reference to the _pierreux_ (rocky) soil.
Approximately 670-1,000 cases are produced each year.
-Becky Wasserman & Co. Notes
- **Size:** 1.93 ha (4.77 ac)
- **Variety:** Chardonnay
- **Vine Age:** Planted in 1991
- **Terroir:** High on gentle slope, south-facing, warm. Shallow (20-50cm), rocky, brown clay soil, upper Oxfordian limestone bedrock.
- **Viticulture:** Organic
- **Vinification:** Pneumatic pressing, light settling of must, slow alcoholic fermentation. Aged for 12 months in barrel on fine lees, racking, 3-4 months blending in tank.
Jean-Yves Devevey is not your typical Burgundian grower. Since 1992, he has been patiently building its 7.6 hectares domaine in what he calls “l'entre côte", between the Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise, with vineyards in Hautes Côtes, Rully, Beaune and Volnay. As a farmer and winemaker, Jean-Yves has a very sensible and sensitive approach. His farming is certified organic but he also experiments biodynamics without dogma. Always keen to explore, he has recently grafted Savagnin and Marechal Foch grapes. In the cellar, he is challenging its non interventionist approach (indigenous yeast, low to no SO2) every vintage so that the wine expresses its place and vintage in the most sincere way.