L'Equilibriste Blanc comes from a 1 ha parcel of Chardonnay in the town of Talant, which Marc planted in 2018. Talant is located just next to Plombières-les-Dijon, but the vineyard is across a small valley and so exposed to different weather patterns than the vines at Domaine de la Cras. The city of Dijon preferred that Marc plant new vineyards next to the old ones, but Marc decided to plant the vineyard in Talant to hedge against localized frost or hailstorms, and also to explore a neighboring terroir that has been completely abandoned since phylloxera. In 2021, Marc plans to continue planting Aligoté and Savagnin in the same vineyard, with the goal of eventually creating a white field blend. As with the other Equilibriste cuvées, this one is bottled entirely without sulfur.
Fermentation with native yeasts
Elevage6 months in used foudres
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and Unfiltered with no SO2 added