Rodolphe Demougeot joined the family wine business in the Côtes de Beaune in 1992, learning the ropes from his grandparents who had unfortunately followed the trend of chemical intervention in the vineyards. Today, Rodolphe doesn’t use any chemical treatments, herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers and plows his certified organic vineyards with a horse and tractor to more naturally aerate the soil and eliminate grass and weeds within the rows. He also follows the ‘rhythm of the lunar cycle when moving his wines and making picking decisions’ or unofficially adhering to the biodynamic calendar. The winery is based in Meursault but Rodolphe has accumulated eight hectares of vines in Pommard, Beaune and Auxey-Duresses. This 2013 'Les Clous' feels a little young now and will need some time to soften up and reveal its Auxey-Duresses character. It is a Burgundy to age for sure, or at least decant and enjoy over a long, delicious meal.