Ghislaine Barthod's domaine originates in the 1920s with Marcel Noëllat whose daughter married Gaston Barthod, a soldier stationed in Dijon who paid a visit to buy some wine and fell in love with the girl who sold it to him. He gave up military life for a new life amongst the vineyards in 1960. His daughter, Ghislaine, and her partner Louis Boillot bought their current premises overlooking 1er cru Les Feusselottes in 1986. Though they share the team who work the vineyards for both of them, the vinification and commercial aspects of their businesses are kept completely separate. Ghislaine's father Gaston died in 1999, yet effectively Ghislaine had been making his wine for the last decade or so. The grapes are destalked, allowed a brief cool soak, then fermented with more punching down than pumping over. Barrel maturation does not rely on new oak, with no more than 30% for the premiers crus. The wines are usually bottled after 18 months, after one racking.
The aromas have a hint of compôte, showing a bit of the warmth of the year, but on the palate things get more interesting. There is a very underplayed hint of spice, perhaps the oak peeking through, but then a wild strawberry note ascends.