"Patrice Cacheux produces elegant, silky wines that, whilst eminently approachable when young , have the ability to age gracefully as well."
The soils in Côte de Nuits result on the consequences of the uplift of the Alps and the collapse of the plain of the Saône. The vines are mainly planted on limestone slopes. At the summit sits the famous "stone of premeaux", giving Romanée-Conti, Richeboug, and La Tâche outstanding wines. The soils are formed of calcareous scree, limestone, and red silt with a large diversity of terroir contributing to the typicality of the Côte de Nuits wines.
A Passionate Lineage
Jacques Cacheux, very good friend of Henri Jayer, began making wine in the 1950s. In 1994 he retired and habded over the reins to his son Patrice. The work in the vineyard and the cellar are the basis of the high quality of the production. Grapes are totally destemmed and then macerated for between 8-10 days. Wines are the matured in oak, 100% new in the 1er Cru and Grand Cru and are bottled without fining or filtration.