Jacques Dumont Pinot Noir is grown on the hills just southeast of Sancerre and thrives on the soils of clay-limestone and flint. In order to optimize the quality of each harvest, the vines are subject to constant observation: yields are limited to ensure high-quality fruit and the maturity of each plot is evaluated to identify the optimal time for harvest. After sorting the grapes, they are pressed slowly to extract only the best fruit. The wine is then fermented for two weeks at temperatures of 55˚ to 64˚ Fahrenheit, a technique that ensures the conservation of maximum fruit flavors. The wine is aged lees until February to develop complexity and body along with a long finish. A succession of tastings then follows to determine the ideal bottling time for Sancerre.