Today I visited Morey Saint Denis to take a look at Les Chaffots 1er Cru, a Maison Ilan source. The vineyard is situated just above Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru. It is also next to Clos de la Roche Grand Cru as well as Monts Luisants 1er Cru.
The Vineyard lies on a strong slope with many exposed rocks of varying size. The soil is a deep iron-red color. The soil here has no issues with draining from what I can see. The vineyard had a bit of hail damage this year which required them to drop a lot of fruit. The results are a meticulous vineyard, beautiful tiny berries, and a low number of clusters per vine. There was a bit of leaf roll. However, the fruit did not seem to suffer a bit!
I am quite excited about this vineyard, my sole 1er Cru with excellent pedrigree.