The most important element is the grape itself.

Christian's philosophy is simple: the quality of a wine is contained within its vines. The Côte de Nuits area offers the ideal land on which to grow Pinot Noir grapes. It is up to the winegrower to understand how to make the most of the land and vines, as naturally as possible, letting the grape bunches breathe by removing just enough of the excess leaves and immature grapes. Christian aims for low yields and optimal fruit: mature, healthy grapes. As a result, each berry contains the ideal concentration of the exceptional qualities that herald proper, pure, balanced wines with profoundly rich textures and a strong aging potentials.

The only real secret to a great wine is an excellent grape.