This boutique estate has the distinction of cultivating only just about 2 hectares of vines spread over the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits but with a portfolio that ranks with Burgundy’s finest as 3 out of the 4 appellations produced by this very promising domaine are Grand crus. Rémi Poisot practises with talent a reasonable viticulture with tillage, biological control and prophylactic measures whenever possible in order to minimize treatments.
The Maison Gagnerot was founded in 1802 and in 1864 partnered with a wine-merchant, François Capitain to start the family saga with the foundation of the Maison Capitain-Gagnerot. The domaine was then passed on from fathers to sons until Roger Capitain who poured all his energy not only into making his business prosper, but also into actively supporting viticulture in Burgundy. Today, Patrice is in charge of the vines and their vinification while Michel takes care of the marketing of this 16 hectares domaine.
The Boillot family has been making wine for six generations. In the 1950’s, Lucien Boillot settled in Gevrey-Chambertin where he started buying vines in the most prestigious Premier cru vineyards. Today, his son Pierre manages a sixteen appellations domaine spread over the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits with a great diversity of terroirs in the prestigious Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Pommard, Volnay, and Puligny-Montrachet appellations
The Fleurot family has been managing this estate, founded in 1852, for 4 generations. The 1200 sqm, 10m-high, 2-storey cellars of the domaine at Chateau du Passe-Temps in Santenay produced some of the best Burgundy wines. Indeed, between 1870 and 1912, the harvests from the famous Domaine Romanée-Conti (DRC) were vinified and raised in the cuverie and cellars of the Chateau du Passe-Temps, under the supervision of the then owner and astute businessman M. Duvault-Blochet. Today the domaine consists of just over 10 hectares of fine wines.
This young wine-maker excels in mastering vinification secrets one thought were gone for ever. Founded in 1988, the domaine consists now of 12.5 hectares of vines that deliver on average 90,000 bottles every year of appellations ranging from Pommard, Volnay, Saint-Aubin or Auxey-Duresses, the village it is located in.
Since 1700, the vineyards of domaine Glantenay have been ideally situated across two of the most famous burgundy villages. The clay and limestone soils of Volnay and Pommard are located at mid-slopes, exposing the vineyard to a nice microclimate. The soil is rich in calcite and well drained to provide a wealthy terroir.
This family domaine of 9 hectares (22.5 acres) is spread over the towns of Pommard, Beaune and Meursault. At the beginning of the 20th century, Mr Louis Virely settled in Pommard to perpetuate a long tradition of vigneron within the family.In 1926, he bought the parcel of Pommard Premier Cru “Clos des Arvelets” that would soon become the jewel of the domaine, later enriched with several appellations from Meursault, reknown for its superb white burgundy. Today, grand-son Patrick and his wife hold the responsibility to protect and maintain the domain within the family tradition.
The domaine was founded in 1965 by the grand-father of the actual winemaker Marie France Largeot. The domaine is cultivated with reason and a close attention to the vines. It is said to produce some of the most elegant and natural wines in the village of Chorey-les-Beaune.
Five successive generations have been at the head of this family-run estate created in 1890. Situated in Corgoloin, on the border of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune vineyards, it is today managed by Damien Gachot, twice awarded the “Jeunes Talents” trophy as one of the best young talents in 2003 and again 2006, a very talented winemaker to be watched.
This small winery, nestled in the village of Santenay, has been cultivating the traditional Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs held by the family since 1679, but with a contemporary flare. Steeped in local culture and tradition, each generation dedicated its life to the family vineyards and the great wines it produces.
This winery has been managed by the Delorme family for 6 generations since the early 1800’. Located in the southern Côte de Beaune village of Santenay, it has gained a strong reputation as a producer of one of the best Burgundy crémant. More affordable and equally festive and pleasant than Champgne, this sparkling wine is a great alternative worth considering
Jean-Claude Rateau is definitely a pioneer of biodynamics viticulture in Burgundy. He started producing his wines in 1979, even before Nicolas Joly, the big name in biodynamic wines, and is today a member of the association Return To Terroir “Renaissance des Appellations”. For Rateau “nature is complex and intelligent with a lot of different relationships between living elements”.
His domaine spans 10 hectares with a wide range of appellations within the Beaune area such as Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune (red and white) and no less than 6 different Beaune appelations (village and Premier cru). Rich with a firm but not aggressive core, the wines are produced by Rateau with respect of the terroir.
This domaine is one of the best value in Marsannay, at the northern limit of the Côte de Nuits.
Philippe Collotte, 47, produces various cuvées from his 12 hectares domaine situated across Marsannay, Fixin, Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin villages.
His wines are rich and deep and typical of the Côte de Nuits where Pinot Noir is at his best. Featured in the June 2012 issue of Wine Spectator.
Since 1901 and its foundation in Gevrey-Chambertin by Dominique Gallois’ great-grandfather, the philosophy of the domaine prevailed in two words: Respect and Modesty. These parcels of land so many envy are treated with great respect as the owner strongly believes in rational control and hard work. The quality of the wine relies above all on the soil, the age of the vine and the climate: this is the reason the notion of terroir is so important in Burgundy.
The vineyard today occupies around 4 hectares (39 acres) with 1 hectare of Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru (Combes aux Moines, Petits Cazetiers, Goulots) and 0.30 hectare of Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru “Charmes-Chambertin”.
Domaine Marcel & Blanche Fevre
For many generations, the Fèvre family has lived and worked in their vineyards in the heart of the Chablis region in Burgundy, France. Marcel Fèvre (1876 – 1976) developed the estate in the firm belief that Chablis would be a great wine in the future and his son and grandson took over with the same philosophy. Today, the 103 acres domaine is managed with passion by Nathalie and Gilles Fèvre.
Philippe, Catherine and Christophe Jomain, brothers and sisters, have been running their own vineyard since 1992. The domaine consists of 8 hectares of vines in Puligny-Montrachet, producing some of the greatest burgundy white wines as Premier and Grand crus of which 2,6 hectar produce the great white wine, made of Chardonnay, of international reputation: 1er Cru and Grand Cru
Domaine De Oliveira Lecestre
Three generations have worked on the domaine since its inception by patriarch Lucien back in the early 1950s. It now consists of 45 hectares (112 acres) of vines, exclusively planted with Chardonnay, the only grape variety allowed to produce the Chablis “appellation d’origine controlée”. The local terroir of shell and clayey Kimmeridge limestone is ideal for the 35 years old vines which are grown on south-facing slopes.
Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy
Charles Chavy settled in the village of Puligny-Montrachet in 1820. Generation after generation, the domaine developed a great know-how in the vinification of the world’s greatest dry white wines. Throughout acquisitions, the domaine expended to reach today 6,5 hectares (16 acres) with most vines aged between 35 and 55 year old.