Domaine Gille Côte de Nuits Villages is harvested manually. Vinification starts with 5 days cold maceration followed by natural fermentation without external yeast or temperature control. Maturation lasts 18 months in fine texture, medium toasted, oak barrels (1/3 new).
Thanks to the poor flowering many of the grapes were small, so the ratio of flavour-inducing skin to juice was usefully high. This vintage is very complex and gives out a long finish, the balance of tannins and acidity – both present, neither discordant – suggests good ageing potential.