Didier Gallimard owns 10 hectares of prime vineyards on the steep slopes around Les Riceys in the southern Aube. Didier's son Arnaud has joined him, becoming the seventh generation, and the long term future is now secure.
His vines' average age is 30 years and the dramatically sloping vineyards, which are of chalk and Kimmeridgian limestone, are planted mainly to Pinot Noir and a little Chardonnay.
His wines are full and rich and offer enticing aromas and flavours of summer fruits. His rich exotic Rosé is produced in very limited quantities.
This year they are launching a prestige 'Cuvée Amphoressence', of 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay, aged for 24 months in four amphorae and bottled with no dosage.