Ben takes a domaine philosophy, focused on establishing and maintaining contracts with growers who work for top quality vines and fruit rather than seeking prestigious appellations. Ben and his team carefully guide the vineyard work, for the most part carried out by the owners. Vines are plowed and are at least lutte raisonnée, while many are organic or biodynamic. When Ben deems necessary, his team carries out green harvest themselves. All vines are harvested by Ben's team and grapes are sorted at the winery in Beaune. Ben's cuverie is fit with state of the art equipment. The wine has an attractive, mineral-driven bouquet that conveys a sense of energy and tension. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that neatly cuts through the slightly honeyed fruit. There is clearly great length here. This is a very fine Saint-Romain and comes highly recommended.