"(from young vines in the lower portion of Clos-de-Forêts St. Georges that were planted in 1986 and thereafter). Deep ruby color. An expressive and broad-ranging nose offers up notes of cassis, plum, violets and warm earth. Here too there is fine mid-palate concentration to the middle weight flavors that possess a seductive texture though there is enough austerity to warrant mentioning on the powerful and mildly rustic finish. Good potential here. (89-92)" –April 2015
This wine comes from the youngest vines of the Clos des Forêts Saint Georges, which are now over 25 years old. The name "Petits Plets" is featured on ancient maps of vineyards dating from the 1880s. At that time, this name was used by wine-growers to designate the least sloping part of their plots.
Yields are kept relatively low despite the vigor of these young vines. Biodynamically-farmed grapes are hand-picked & sorted twice. In the cellar, everything is done by gravity. Vinification is partly done using whole clusters. The cap is punched by hand and the pumping over of the must is always kept to a minimum.