The story of how this vineyard got its name is part history and part legend. According to the legend, a colonel from Napoleon's army retired from active duty after many years in battle and settled in this area. Fascinated by the beauty of the countryside, he started making his own wine on this parcel of land.
The 4.5 hectare (11 acre) vineyard is located at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level (984 feet) with a south-west/west exposure on sandy clay loam soils.
This terroir’s climatic conditions show a wide range of temperature fluctuations between day and night, an important aspect that gives the wines great elegance and aromatic precision.