Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Chambolle-Musigny

Attending Winemakers: Jean-Luc Pépin

This storied domaine can trace its lineage back to around the year 1450 and one Jean Moisson, who built the courtyard around which the domaine is presently constructed. Today it is the 20th generation of the family that head the domaine; Claire de Causans and Marie de Ladoucette, the granddaughters of the late Comte Georges de Vogüé (1898-1987) who took over from his father Arthur in 1925, changing at that time the name of the domain from Comte Arthur to Comte Georges. Jean-Luc Pépin is the current Estate Manager. The domaine’s viticultural philosophy is lutte raisonnée and uses modest amounts of new oak in the cellar. De Vogüé owns a staggering 7.25 hectares of Musigny (70% of the appellation), as well as significant amounts of Bonnes Mares and Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses. These impressive holdings, and the consistent quality of the winemaking, have contributed to the domaine’s sterling reputation today.

A selection of signature appellations:

Bourgogne Blanc (from Chardonnay vines in Musigny)
Chambolle-Musigny
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (declassified young Musigny)
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Bonnes Mares
Musigny

Domaine Sigaut

Chambolle-Musigny

Attending Winemakers: Hervé & Anne Sigaut

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The village and appellation of Chambolle Musigny is one that delights true Burgundy lovers like no other. It stands alone as the supreme example of Pinot Noir at its most elegant and finesse-driven. In tasting the wines of Anne and Hervé Sigaut, they are about as classic and archetypal Chambolles as you can find. They scream the Chambolle terroir, with fine, elegant and floral aromas and flavors, ethereal, energetic textures, and wonderful chalky/mineral tannins that dance over your palate like a ballerina in silk.

This relatively small 7 hectare estate has been in existence for four generations. It is run by the amiable couple, Anne and Hervé Sigaut who are wonderful, low-key folks, true people of the earth who love what they do and clearly work hard to make the absolute best wines that they can, not for the outside praise, but rather because their inner ‘Burgundian compasses’ guide them to do so. Although they collaborate on all aspects of the production, she is a bit more in vineyards and commerce, and he more in the cellar. Because they don’t own any Grand Cru vineyards, they have largely remained “under-the-radar” in a village that certainly doesn’t lack for anointed stars. The range of premiers crus is diverse and first rate, including Fuées, Chatelots, Noirots and Sentiers, as well as small parcels in the Morey 1er crus, Millandes and Charrières.

Like their understated personalities and attitudes, the Sigauts prefer to make wines on the fine and delicate side, that caress rather than clobber. They are helped by a bevy of old vines, many 50-60+ years old, that have long ago tapped the mother rock of limestone that is the signature of Chambolle’s wines. The vines are meticulously worked and tended during the growing season, as naturally and respectfully as possible. “We are 100% organic from the flowering on”, says Anne Sigaut, “and before that, we intervene only when absolutely necessary if it is a question of saving the harvest. We also time our work in the vineyards and cellar to follow the cycles of the moon”.

At the harvest, like most top estates now in Burgundy, the crew picks carefully by hand, with a sorting both in the vineyard and in the cellar on a table de trie. The grapes are then de-stemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts with a gentle regime of maceration over the 3 week cuvaison. The wines are then pressed and moved by gravity to barrel for the élévage in 10-33% new oak, depending on the cuvée. The wines stay in barrel in general for 15-16 months, and are then racked by gravity to tank where they are held for a couple of months to harmonize and clarify naturally before a bottling without fining and filtration.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chambolle-Musigny "Derrière le Four"
Chambolle-Musigny "Les Bussières"
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Chatelots
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Noirots
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers

Domaine des Tilleuls

Gevrey-Chambertin

Attending Winemakers: Hélène Livéra & Damien Livéra

The Livera family established Domaine des Tilleuls in 1920 when they first acquired vines in Gevrey-Chambertin. Today, Damien Livera is the fourth generation to run the domaine and quality has never been higher as a result of both work in the vineyard and the modernization of the winery in 2008. Damien takes the view that the raw material – the grapes – are different every year in Burgundy, and that one should fine tune the details accordingly - for example, he adapts extraction to the vintage and new wood treatment varies from 20% for the Fixin and Côte de Nuits-Villages through 30-40% for village wines and 100% for the Grand Cru.

What sets the Liveras apart is their attention to Gevrey’s collection of unique terroirs. All of the family’s villages-level vineyards are natural extensions of premier cru plots; and as such these wines overachieve every vintage, with fine tannins and rich textures, not to mention an uncanny ability to age far beyond their station.

A selection of signature appellations:

Fixin “En Olivier”
Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Evocelles”
Gevrey-Chambertin “En Champs”
Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos Village”
Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru

Domaine Etienne Sauzet

Puligny-Montrachet

Attending Winemakers: Emilie Boudot & Benoît Riffault

The white wines of Puligny-Montrachet are probably the most famous and most widely acclaimed in the world.  The domaine of Etienne Sauzet is made up of 26 acres, much of it in the heart of the premier crus vineyards of this famed village.  Gérard Boudot, owner and winemaker of Domaine Sauzet, is seeking "maximum finesse and an individual expression of the climate." M. Boudot, who married the granddaughter of the late Etienne Sauzet, runs the domaine and has modernized and improved the vinification, making the wines of this domaine among the most sought-after white wines of Burgundy.  The estate has been bottling 100% of its production since the early 1950' and, since 1975, the domaine has been selling the entirety of its production in bottle.

A selection of signature appellations:

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Truffière
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain
Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Bienvenues Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
Montrachet Grand Cru

Domaine de la Pousse d'Or

Volnay

Attending Winemakers: Patrick Landanger

Established in Volnay in 1954, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or has maintained a stellar reputation as one of the finest estates in the Côte d’Or. Pousse d’Or’s vineyards are anything but ordinary, consisting mainly of premiers and grands crus in the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet, and Santenay. The domaine's 18 hectares are managed in a spirit of respect for terroir. Since 1997, its new owner Patrick Landanger has invested considerable resources both in the vineyards themselves and in the winery and cellars. In pursuit of ever-higher quality, he is animated by profound respect for his terroirs and this guides his ambition to share his passion for the great wines of Burgundy with the world at large.

A selection of signature appellations:

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Groseilles
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Clos de la Roche
Corton Grand Cru Clos du Roi
Corton Grand Cru Bressandes
Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollières
Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or monopole
Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrées monopole
Volnay 1er Cru Clos d’Audignac monopole
Volnay 1er Cru En Caillerets
Santenay 1er Cru Clos Tavannes
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

Domaine Sylvain Pataille

Marsannay

Attending Winemakers: Sylvain Pataille

Perhaps the most famous name in the northern village of Marsannay, Sylvain Pataille is the first of his family to be involved in wine for several generations and qualified as an oenologist in 1997. He started his own domaine in 2001 with 4 hectares and now has 14 hectares, mainly en fermage on 25 year rental agreements, all undergoing conversion to biodynamic cultivation. Sylvain is a master of the aligoté grape, producing deep, complex wines from the underappreciated variety. He is also well-known for his whites made from Chardonnay Rose, a mutation of Chardonnay that turns pink as it ripens, and his elegant, concentrated Pinot Noirs. Rounding out the lineup is a surprisingly mineral and intense rosé named Fleur de Pinot. The potential of Marsannay’s terroir has no greater spokesman than Sylvain Pataille.

A selection of signature appellations:

Marsannay Chardonnay Rose
Bourgogne Blanc “Chapitre”
Marsannay Blanc “Charme aux Prêtres”
Aligoté “Champ Forey”
Aligoté “Charme aux Prêtres”
Marsannay Rosé “Fleur de Pinot”
Marsannay Rouge “Montagne”
Marsannay Rouge “Grasses Têtes”
Marsannay Rouge “Longeroies”
Marsannay Rouge “Clos du Roy”
Bourgogne Rouge “Chapitre”

Domaine Georges Noëllat

Vosne-Romanée

Attending Winemakers: Maxime Cheurlin

Georges Noëllat was the nephew of Charles Noëllat, who was once the proprietor of one of Vosne’s greatest domaines—a domaine who made important contributions to Domaines Jean-Jacques Confuron and Hudelot Noëllat, and even formed the vast majority of Domaine Leroy. As of 1990, Domaine Georges Noëllat sold its production to Jadot and Drouhin for 20 years. Enter 20-year-old Maxime Cheurlin in 2010, who consequently took over the management of the estate from his grandmother. Cheurlin grew up in Champagne, but it seems Burgundy wine is truly in his blood as he is a nephew of the Jayer family and a cousin of Emmanuel Rouget’s sons. Thus he complemented his winemaking studies at the Lycée du Viticole in Beaune with stages at Domaine Emmanuel Rouget and Domaine Gros Frère et Sœur in 2009.

The terroir is small but mighty, the 5.5-hectare domaine includes some of the most profound terroirs of Vosne Romanée and northern Nuits St Georges. Maxime inherited a large proportion of old vines that he intends to preserve, requiring special attention and care. The viticultural approach is thus lutte raisonnée, and treatments are only implemented in response to an imminent threat.

Even so early into his winemaking career, Maxime has already earned a reputation for his elegant style. Grapes are hand-harvested, 100% de-stemmed (except in a few rare cases where up to 30% of stems may be included), and cool macerated for a few days before fermentation begins (native yeasts only). Maxime prefers the term “infusion” to extraction, so punch downs are rare and gentle. Deeming that the intensity of his terroirs can stand up to new oak, he uses 30 to 100% depending on the appellation and vintage. Aging lasts 14 to 20 months, and the wines are bottled generally without fining or filtration.

A selection of signature appellations:

Gevrey-Chambertin “En Champs”
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Cras
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Feusselottes
Echezeaux Grand Cru
Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

Domaine Moreau-Naudet

Chablis

Attending Winemakers: Virginie Moreau-Naudet

Stéphane Moreau-Naudet, who was influenced by Vincent Dauvissat, was a consummate vigneron, and craftsman in the cellar, using barrel-élevage, but not in such a way that oakiness can readily be detected in the wines (all the barrels are steamed rather than charred and they use no new oak except for in the straight Chablis, and then only one barrel per 100hl in order to age it prior to using for the Premiers Crus). He produced wines full of racy character and complexity. Sadly, Stéphane passed away suddenly in September 2016, but the domaine's great work continues under Stéphane's wife Virginie.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chablis Les Pargues
Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Chablis 1er Cru Forets
Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre
Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Domaine Jean-Marc Millot

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Attending Winemakers: Alix Millot

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Jean-Marc Millot has been growing grapes and making estate bottled wines since 1992. With an amazing lineup of vineyards under his name, including 3 Grand Crus (Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, and Clos de Vougeot), it is clear this domaine was headed towards greatness. Jean-Marc’s energetic and talented daughter Alix arrived in 2011 and took on the full grape-growing and winemaking responsibilities, further improving the quality of the domaine. The wines have that rare ability to provide immediate pleasure, while having the stuffing to age for decades. This is truly one of the most exciting finds in Burgundy.

A selection of signature appellations:

Côte de Nuits Villages “Aux Faulques”
Vosne-Romanée
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru “Grand Maupertui”
Echezeaux Grand Cru
Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru

Hospices de Beaune

Beaune

Attending Winemaker: Ludivine Griveau

Begun in the 15th century by Chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin, the Hospices de Beaune was created to aid the sick and poor. Today, it is a public health establishment that owns diverse urban and rural properties, among which the most valuable are high-quality vineyards holdings. The estate includes close to 60 hectares of land, 50 hectares of which are dedicated to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They produce 30 cuvées of red wine and 13 of white. Since its creation, a large part of the hospital’s funds have come from their vines.Their wines were sold for the first time by auction in 1795, and the tradition has continued into today as the most famous charitable wine auction in the world. The auction, La Paulée de Meursault and a celebratory dinner at famous Burgundy landmark the Clos Vougeot, make up the three-day annual wine festival called Les Trois Glorieuses. La Paulée de New York was inspired by this original Burgundian celebration of the end of harvest.

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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Volnay

Attending Winemaker: Guillaume d'Angerville

This domaine can trace its roots back to 1507 when its holdings were recognized by royal decree. In 1804, the Baron du Mesnil acquired these vines along with the monopole Clos des Ducs. The baron’s son bequeathed the property in 1888 to his then 15-year-old great-nephew, the Marquis d’Angerville, who later became the grandfather of Guillaume d’Angerville. Guillaume’s father Jacques ran the estate from 1952 until 2003 when his sudden passing made way for Guillaume and his brother-in-law Renaud de Villette, an agronomist who had worked alongside Jacques for fifteen years.  The estate was reinvigorated with the addition of viticulturist and winemaker François Duvivier.  Among its many accomplishments, Domaine Marquis d’Angerville was one of the first to estate bottle its wine. Guillaume is also the head of Climats de Bourgogne, the organization that successfully lobbied for the vineyards of Burgundy to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and which now acts as their steward.

A selection of signature appellations:

Meursault 1er Cru Santenots
Pommard "Les Combes"
Volnay 1er Cru
Volnay 1er Cru Champans
Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets
Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds
Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs monopole

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Domaine Simon Bize

Savigny-lès-Beaune

Attending Winemaker: Chisa Bize

The Bize family originated in the Savoie region and moved to Burgundy in the early 19th century where the Bize family continued to make wine. Patrick Bize, a leader in Savigny, often considered an underrated region of Burgundy, took over in 1988. Sadly, Patrick passed away suddenly in 2013 but his work is continued by his wife Chisa and sister, Marielle Bize-Grivot. The domaine is well known for the quality of their viticulture; yields are systematically low – often around 30 hl/ha. Their principal goal is to harvest grapes with a perfect balance between ripeness and acidity in order to make precise, delicate wines that represent their terroirs. Whites are aged in between 15%-30% new oak, while the reds are aged in little to no new oak to preserve their freshness. One of the domaine’s particularities is to work with whole clusters or partial whole clusters, based on the appellation and the vintage, which yields elegant wines of great finesse.

A selection of signature appellations:

Savigny-lès-Beaune "Les Bourgeots"
Savigny-lès-Beaune "Les Grands Liards"
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Marconnets
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Talmettes
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Fournaux
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru

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Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Pernand-Vergelesses

Attending Winemaker: Armand de Maigret

Domaine Bonneau du Martray has been making wine in Burgundy for almost two centuries. Its single largest holding is one vineyard that lies in a single parcel on the famous hill of Corton, at the heart of the Grand Cru “Charlemagne.” The distinguished steep hillside traces its roots back to Emperor Charlemagne twelve hundred years ago. The domaine exclusively offers two Grand Cru wines - Corton-Charlemagne and Corton.

Underpinned by long-established vineyards, meticulously-selected plants, and controlled yield practices, the domaine’s production results from continuous labor. The care and constant attention to every detail lavished in the vineyard and cellar alike have earned Bonneau du Martray a worldwide reputation.

A selection of signature appellations:

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Corton Grand Cru

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Chassagne-Montrachet

Attending Winemaker: Pierre-Yves Colin & Caroline Morey

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Pierre-Yves Colin had been the winemaker at his father’s Domaine Marc Colin since 1995 when, in 2001, he decided to strike out on his own with his wife Caroline Morey, first as a micro-négociant operation, focusing on tiny quantities of the finest fruit he could buy. He has since grown his holdings to include parcels in the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Saint-Aubin and Santenay. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay, producing wines of extraordinary purity, elegance and precision. Pierre-Yves Colin and his wines have quickly become international stars.

A selection of signature appellations:

St. Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière
St. Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
St. Aubin 1er Cru Champlots
Meursault 1er Cru Perrières
Chassagne-Montrachet Ancegnières
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Baudines
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gains
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Maltroie
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Bienvenues-Bâtard Montrachet
Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

Domaine Duroché

Gevrey-Chambertin

Attending Winemaker: Pierre Duroché

Philippe Duroché started his domaine with 3 hectares in 1954 and slowly built it up to its current size, a little over eight hectares. From 2005 to 2008 Philippe’s grandson, Pierre, jointly ran the domaine alongside his father Gilles. Today, Pierre manages the vineyards and winemaking on his own, hoping to continue the family tradition of creating elegant, delicious wines. Starting with the 2014 vintage, Pierre introduced a special new cuvée, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques Vignes 23, made exclusively from vines planted before 1923. Most of the grapes come from a parcel adjacent to Clos St Jacques that is plowed exclusively by horse. His Gevrey-Chambertin holdings also include three village wines, 3 additional Premier Crus (Champeaux, Cazetieres, and Estournelles St-Jacques), and four Grand Crus (Charmes Chambertin, Latricières Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Griotte Chambertin). Only natural yeasts are used during the fermentation, and ageing is done in 10-20% new oak barrels for the village wines, 30-50% for the Premier Cru, and 50-75% for the Grand Crus.

A selection of signature appellations:

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques "Vignes 23"
Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

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Domaine d'Eugénie

Vosne-Romanée

Attending Winemakers: Frédéric Engerer

Situated in Vosne-Romanée in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, the Domaine d’Eugenie was born after the purchase of the René Engel estate by François Pinault in 2006. The domaine owns six and a half hectares in five appellations extending through Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot and Flagey-Echezeaux. Frédéric Engerer, manager of the domaine, began the switch over to biodynamic winemaking in 2009 with the Clos d’Eugenie and Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, and foresees the entire vineyard converting to organic and biodynamic practices in the near future. The wines are kept in climate-controlled wooden vats which control their precise, complex and diverse outcomes.

A selection of signature appellations:

Vosne-Romanée Village
Vosne-Romanée Village, “Clos d’Eugénie”
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Aux Brûlées”
Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
Echezeaux Grand Cru
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Domaine Faiveley

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Attending Winemakers: Erwan Faiveley & Eve Faiveley

Since the domaine was founded in 1825, the Faiveley family has dedicated the major part of their resources to buying vineyards situated on the best slopes in Burgundy. Today Faiveley owns approximately 120 hectares in, among others, the following appellations: Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Corton, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Mercurey. Domaine Faiveley believes in strictly limited yields and carefully controlled production. These meticulous methods allow for wines that mature well. The wines’ complexity and longevity are ensured by the high average age of the domaine’s vines. These wines are outstandingly clean, rich, balanced and concentrated.

A selection of signature appellations:

Mercurey 1er Cru Clos des Myglands monopole
Corton-Clos des Cortons Grand Cru
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Echézeaux Grand Cru
Musigny Grand Cru
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

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Domaine Fourrier

Gevrey-Chambertin

Attending Winemaker: Jean-Marie Fourrier

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Domaine Fourrier (previously known as Pernot-Fourrier) has a long history in Gevrey-Chambertin extending over four generations. One of the first domaines to export its wine to the US, it is also one of the most prodigious estates in the village with holdings throughout the most heralded appellations. Having weathered a period of eclipse through the latter part of the 1980s, the domaine has been re-energized by the arrival of Jean-Marie Fourrier. Taking the reins in 1994, Jean-Marie burst onto the Burgundian scene by wisely combining the traditions of his father and uncle (using, for example, vines of a minimum 30 years of age for the estate bottlings), his experience gained while working with Henri Jayer and Domaine Drouhin (in Oregon), and his own clear sense of style. Ever since his ascension, the wines of Domaine Fourrier have garnered critical acclaim. Domaine Fourrier owns 9 hectares of vineyards in the communes of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny with holdings that are scattered up and down the slopes and range from village to Grand Cru level. Included among their holdings are important parts of Clos St. Jacques and Combes Aux Moines as well as a small but valuable slice of Griotte-Chambertin.

A selection of signature appellations:

Gevrey-Chambertin
Chambolle-Musigny
Gevrey-Chambertin « Aux Echezeaux »
Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Goulots
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cherbaudes
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques
Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru

Domaine Alex Gambal

Beaune

Attending Winemaker: Alex Gambal

Because of his passion for Burgundy, Alex Gambal left the world of real estate to explore the fascinating wine region.  After attending viticultural school in Beaune, he created Domaine Alex Gambal in 1997 with the goal to express character, terroir and purity of each wine. The domaine's winemaking is practical and based on traditional Burgundy practices- the whites are barrel fermented and both red and white wines are matured on their lees with just one racking prior to bottling. Alex Gambal firmly believes that there are no great wines without great grapes, and thus focuses on the vineyard and the work necessary to harvest the ripest, healthiest grapes possible. They allow nature to express each vintage uniquely, by using indigenous yeasts naturally found on the grapes.  

A selection of signature appellations:

Chambolle-Musigny
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean
Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes
Fixin
Meursault Clos du Cromin
Puligny-Montrachet
Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien
Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots
Vosne Romanée Vieilles Vignes
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

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Domaine Génot-Boulanger

Meursault

Attending Winemaker: Guillaume Lavollée

Guillaume and Aude Lavollée represent the fourth generation of vignerons at Génot-Boulanger. Their wines are produced exclusively from estate-owned vineyards, located along all three Burgundy côtes, from Chambolle Musigny, down to the domaine in Meursault, and on to Mercurey. With 22 hectares, Génot-Boulanger is one of only a few family-owned Burgundian domaines to produce such a diverse range of over 30 appellations, including three Grand Crus and thirteen Premier Crus. Since 2008, Guillaume and Aude have worked painstakingly to improve quality, converting to organic farming practices and experimenting with biodynamics. The domaine philosophy is “maximum work in the vineyards for minimum intervention in the cuverie,” which has translated into practices such as higher trellising for photosynthetic optimization, the use of tisanes to increase soil health, and the elimination of the use of batonnage in the winery. The wines of Génot-Boulanger are classical examples of Burgundy terroir - structured vins de garde and nonetheless inviting to enjoy when young.

A selection of signature appellations:

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Saumonts
Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses
Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves
Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc
Volnay 1er Cru Le Ronceret
Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre
Meursault Les Meix Chavaux
Meursault Les Vireuils
Meursault 1er Cru Les Bouchères
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Corton Grand Cru
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

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Domaine Hubert Lamy

Saint Aubin

Attending Winemakers: Olivier Lamy

From a family that has worked in vineyards since 1640, Hubert Lamy created his Domaine in 1973, starting with 8 hectares in mostly regional appellations. The Domaine greatly expanded in the 1990’s with the acquisition of a number of Premier Cru parcels in Saint Aubin and other villages in the region. In keeping with the pragmatic style of the Domaine, some parcels, such as La Princée, were changed from Pinot Noir vines to Chardonnay in order to better match the soil type. Hubert’s son, Olivier, joined his father in 1995 after completing his formal oenological training and working at several other wineries, bringing with him new ideas and methods. Today, the Domaine holds 16.5 hectares, a quarter of which is devoted to reds and the rest to whites. Domaine Lamy is a star of the lesser-known Saint Aubin appellation and consistently produces top-quality Burgundy.

A selection of signature appellations:

Saint Aubin 1er Cru « Les Frionnes » 2.40 ha
Saint Aubin 1er Cru « En Remilly » 2.00 ha
Saint Aubin 1er Cru « Clos de la Chatenière » 1.25 ha
Puligny-Montrachet « Les Tremblots » 0.90 ha

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Milly-Lamartine

Attending Winemaker: Dominique Lafon

 Caroline Gon & Dominique Lafon

Caroline Gon & Dominique Lafon

Considered one of the finest winemakers in France, Dominique Lafon produces coveted white Burgundies from some of the greatest vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Always hungry for new challenges, he purchased 14-hectares of vines in the Mâconnais in 1999. He strongly believes in the potential of the region, and feels that too few winemakers have attempted to realize that potential. He runs Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon in the very same spirit as his renowned Meursault property, and utilizes biodynamic viticulture, intense soil rejuvenation, tight yield control, and rigorous green harvesting to produce some of the most complex, vibrant and impressive wines the Mâconnais has ever seen.

Dominique has grown the project considerably and now owns over 20 hectares in the Mâconnais. Today, he entrusts Caroline Gon with the everyday running of Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon.

A selection of signature appellations:

Mâcon-Villages
Mâcon-Milly Lamartine
Mâcon-Bussières
Mâcon-Uchizy "Les Maranches"
Mâcon-Chardonnay "Clos de la Crochette"
Mâcon-Milly Lamartine "Clos du Four"
Saint-Véran
Viré-Clessé
Pouilly-Fuissé

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Domaine Hudelot-Baillet

Chambolle-Musigny

Attending Winemaker: Dominique Le Guen

Domaine Hudelot-Baillet is a true Chambolle-Musigny producer with cellars in the town and holdings entirely within the appellation.  The domaine was created in 1981 by Joël Hudelot (inherited largely from his father Paul) and his wife Chantal Baillet.  Joël retired in 2004 and passed along the reins to his son-in-law Dominique Le Guen who had been working with him at the domaine since 1998.  Dominique has elevated the quality at this domaine and has been described by illustrious neighbors in Chambolle as a ‘vigneron to watch’. The wines demonstrate an uncommon purity of Chambolle-Musigny fruit from the Bourgogne Rouge to the Bonnes Mares.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chambolle-Musigny
Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru

Domaine des Lambrays

Morey-Saint-Denis

Attending Winemaker: Thierry Brouin

The Clos des Lambrays (for which the domaine is named) is the largest of the Burgundian monopoles. Thierry Brouhin has been managing the domaine for an impressive 25 years. Three red wines are produced from vines in the Clos while their whites come from Premier Cru vineyard holdings in Puligny-Montrachet (Clos du Cailleret and Les Folatières). All are made using traditional Burgundian winemaking practices. The terroir of the Clos des Lambrays is complex - three separate micro climates are recognized within the Clos, all of whose soils contain a high amount of limestone.  The largest section at the heart of the vineyard is called either the Clos des Lambray or Les Larrets. Les Bouchots is the name given to the northern portion of the Clos, while Meix Rentier occupies the small, southeastern corner. These wines are full-bodied and powerful but remain supple and elegant.

A selection of signature appellations:

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret
Morey-Saint-Denis
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Loups
Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

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Domaine Lignier-Michelot

Morey-Saint-Denis

Attending Winemakers: Virgile Lignier

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The team at Lignier-Michelot is part of a new generation of Burgundian winemakers.  Virgile Lignier, who has been in charge since 1992, currently represents the third generation of Lignier’s who have worked the family vines. Virgile gradually increased the amount of wine produced at the domaine since 1988 when he started to work alongside his father who previously sold all of their wine in barrels to a négoce. Located in Morey-Saint-Denis, this 9-hectare estate now produces wines that are pure, distinct examples of their terroir. Virgile has recently become seriously invested in biodynamic viticulture and is seeking official certification as a biodynamic estate. In addition, the estate avoids using herbicides on the vineyard, aspiring to use practices that do not force, but instead naturally encourage the balance of the vines.

A selection of signature appellations:

Charmes-Chambertin
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cuvée Jules
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Aux Chezeaux
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Faconnières
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Aux Charmes
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Chenevery
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru

Domaine Louis-Michel & Fils

Chablis

Attending Winemaker: Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel

The Louis-Michel domaine was founded in 1850 and is currently sixth-generation family owned. The winery is situated in the heart of Chablis, with the 25 hectare vineyard spread over the first wine-producing slopes, discovered by Cistercian monks in the 11th Century. A top winery in the appellation, the wines can age remarkably well. Vinification takes place at low temperature, and there is no batonnage. No oak has been used for the past forty years.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chablis
Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vielles Vignes
Chablis 1er Cru Forêts
Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles

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Meurgey-Croses

Davayé (Mâconnais)

Attending Winemaker: Pierre Meurgey

Since 1959 Pierre Meurgey has been completely immersed in the world of Burgundy.  His great grandfather, Joseph-Ernest Meurgey-Perron founded his wine trading company at the end of the 19th century in Beaune. His grandfather Ernest and then father Henri, worked as estate managers, enologists, winemakers, and brokers of Burgundy wines.

His mother, Marie-Thérèse Croses was born in Mâcon, the capital of southern Burgundy. The family house is located in the wine village of Uchizy near Mâcon.

Since 1990, Pierre was exclusively devoted to the production and sales of Burgundy wines. The qualitative potential of Mâcon is now strongly enhanced by some renowned producers. Pierre's family attachment to South Burgundy and belief in the great assets of this area encouraged him to launch his own production of white wines in the Mâcon region with the 2013 harvest. The grapes are purchased from family friends and neighbors and the project is named after both of his parents: Meurgey-Croses.

Pierre produces wines that simply reflect the terroirs from which they come. His family roots from Mâcon help him to find quality grapes from independent growers. He works with a single winegrower by appellation and climate which enables him to control the timing and conditions of harvest as well as the transport to the winery situated in Davayé, in the heart of Mâcon region. Working in a modern winery allows him to respect the grapes by limiting manipulation and intervention. With efficiency and organization he can vinify precisely and thus enhance the purity and freshness of the wines.

Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place in tank or 228/400/600L barrel depending on the appellation.

A selection of signature appellations:

Mâcon-Uchizy
Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes
Saint-Véran "Clos de la Maison"
Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes

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Domaine François Mikulski

Meursault

Attending Winemakers: François & Marie-Pierre Mikulski

Established in 1992, Domaine Mikulski relentlessly pursues authenticity, purity and elegance through painstaking cleanliness in the winery, use of high-performance cellar technology and acute attention to biological balance in the vineyard. François' father, Lieutenant Mieczyslaw Mikulski, escaped from occupied Poland in 1939, fleeing to England and joining the Resistance troops of the Free Polish Forces. There he met his future wife, a Burgundian woman working on an English army base, and moved to Brussels where François was born and raised. He spent his formative summers in Burgundy, where he fell in love with the agrarian lifestyle and determined that he would one day make wine himself. François works hand in hand with his wife Marie-Pierre, the daughter of François Germain of the Château de Chorey. Domaine Mikulski’s wines are brilliant expressions of Meursault’s finest appellations.

A selection of signature appellations:

Meursault
Meursault 1er Cru Goutte d’Or
Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots
Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières
Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes

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Domaine Christian Moreau & Fils

Chablis

Attending Winemaker: Christian Moreau

Domaine Christian Moreau dates back to 1814, when cooper Jean Joseph Moreau began a négociant business in Chablis. In 1975 and 1984 pieces of the domaine were sold off to a Canadian company and the family lost its majority stake. In 2002, Christian Moreau fully re-bought the domaine and is now working this 12 hectare property with his son, Fabien. The domaine believes in meticulous care in the vineyards, reducing the use of harmful products and highlighting the unique terroir of Chablis. Their winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of their terroir, vines, and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon
Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot
Chablis  Grand Cru Valmur
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos “Clos des Hospices”

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Domaine Pierre Morey / Maison Morey-Blanc

Meursault

Attending Winemaker:  Anne Morey

The name Morey-Blanc is derived from two family names: the first is in honor of Pierre Morey’s family, followed by his wife’s maiden name, Blanc. For generations, the Morey family worked parcels of land en méteyage at the Domaine des Comtes Lafon. In the 1990s, under Pierre Morey, the Morey contracts expired, forcing the family to lose three valuable appellations for their winemaking. To compensate for their loss, Pierre created Morey-Blanc, a négociant operation including 10 hectares distributed in different parcels located in Monthélie, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Additionally, between 1988 and 2008, Pierre became manager and cellar master at Domaine Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet. The Pierre Morey domaine has been organic since 1992, and biodynamic since 1997, and is today run by Pierre and his daughter Anne.

A selection of signature appellations:

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots
Meursault 1er Cru Gouttes d'Or
Meursault 1er Cru Bouchères
Meursault “Les Narvaux”
Meursault “Les Casse-Têtes”
Saint-Aubin  1er Cru Les Combes
Aloxe- Corton 1er Cru Clos du Chapître
Corton Grand Cru
Corton Renardes Grand Cru

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Domaine Perrot-Minot

Morey-Saint-Denis

Attending Winemaker: Christophe Perrot-Minot

This estate can trace its history back to the middle of the 19th century when it was founded by the union of the Sigaut and Morizot families. Their descendant Marie-France Merme married Henri Perrot-Minot, giving the domaine its current name. Henri’s son Christophe took over full time in 1993 and the domaine’s holdings were considerably expanded in 2000 with the acquisition of Domaine Pernin-Rossin in Vosne-Romanée. Perrot-Minot owns vines in a considerable number of Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations throughout the Côte de Nuits. Among Christophe’s many innovations at the domaine are an intense commitment to a vigorous sorting of the grapes during harvest and a pursuit of more elegant wines, the latter achieved through a smaller amount of new oak and less extraction. Through Christophe’s efforts, this is now one of the top estates in the Côte de Nuits.

A selection of signature appellations:

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru La Richemone
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Cras
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Murgers
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d’Orveau
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Echanges
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Riotte
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Perrières
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Fontenys
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Chambertin Grand Cru
Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

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Domaine Paul Pillot

Chassagne-Montrachet

Attending Winemaker: Thierry Pillot

Born into a family of winegrowers, Thierry Pillot is the 4th generation to foster the family passion. Jean Baptiste Pillot, born in 1858 in Chassagne-Montrachet, cultivated a few vineyards, and after the war in 1914-1918 his two sons (Henri and Alphonse) took over the domaine and acquired more vines.

Thierry Pillot, the current vigneron, is the son of Paul Pillot, who was in turn the son of Henri. Paul learned important winemaking skills from his father at a young age, and went on to enlarge the domaine by buying prestigious parcels of Premier Cru vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet. Today, the domaine consists of 13 hectares that stretch across Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, and Santenay. Thierry joined the family team in 1999 and began running the domaine himself following his father’s retirement, deciding to reduce the amount of new oak used and to use some 350 L barrels. These are exceptionally terroir-transparent wines that display tremendous minerality and precision.

A selection of signature appellations:

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Pitangerets
Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Charmois
Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Mazures”
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint Jean
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Grande Montagne
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanée

Clos de la Roilette

Fleurie

Attending Winemaker: Alain Coudert

Considered one of the most admired producers in Fleurie, Clos de la Roilette- in the village of Fleurie- covers 9 hectares of one of the best slopes in all of the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age for over 10 years.

In the 20’s, when the Fleurie appellation was first created, the former landowner was infuriated with losing the Moulin-à-Vent appellation under which the clos had previously been classified. He created a label using a photograph of his racehorse Roilette and used the name Clos de la Roilette, without mentioning Fleurie. By the mid-1960s, the owner’s heirs had lost interest in the clos, and a large portion of the land had gone wild and untended. In 1967, Fernand Coudert bought this poorly maintained estate and replanted the vineyards. His son Alain joined him in 1984, and has been the winemaker since.

The Couderts say their particular terroir (mainly clay and manganese) and the age of their vines (25-33 years old) account for the richness of their wine. It has a deep color with a hint of purple, a restrained nose of crème de cassis, a rich, full mouth with flavors of cassis and black cherries tinged with a nutty character, and finishes with zesty acidity. This is a wine that ages gracefully and takes on the aromatic character of a Pinot Noir.

A selection of signature appellations:

Fleurie
Fleurie "Cuvée Tardive"

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Vosne-Romanée

Attending Winemaker: Aubert de Villaine

 Aubert de Villaine with Daniel Johnnes in front of the Romanée-Conti vineyard

Aubert de Villaine with Daniel Johnnes in front of the Romanée-Conti vineyard

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s history dates back to 1232 and has an unparalleled pedigree. This domaine is regarded as the most prestigious of Burgundy – its vineyards are located in prime sections of the Côte de Nuits, and its Montrachet is one of the most celebrated and distinguished white wines across the globe. Aubert de Villaine, an impressively humble manager for such a sought-after domaine, believes that Burgundy represents the ideal model for viticulture and terroir across the world. His passion for the region encouraged his push for Burgundy’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A selection of signature appellations:

Romanée-Conti Grand Cru
La Tâche Grand Cru
Richebourg Grand Cru
Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru
Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
Echezeaux Grand Cru
Montrachet Grand Cru
Corton Grand Cru

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Domaine Georges Roumier

Chambolle-Musigny

Attending Winemaker: Christophe Roumier

Domaine Georges Roumier was created in 1924. At that time, most of the production was sold to local merchants. In 1945, however, Georges Roumier initiated the practice of domaine bottling. Ever since, the reputation of the Roumier name has soared ever higher. In 1982, Christophe Roumier and his father Jean-Marie became partners to jointly manage Domaine Georges Roumier. Today, the domaine covers 11.8 hectares in Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint-Denis and makes wines that are earthy, rustic, profound, elegant and consistently delicious.

A selection of signature appellations:

Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Bussière 1er Cru monopole
Chambolle-Musigny
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Combottes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
Musigny Grand Cru
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

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Domaine Armand Rousseau

Gevrey-Chambertin

Attending Winemaker: Eric Rousseau

Domaine Armand Rousseau was created at the beginning of the 20th century by Armand Rousseau who, at the age of 18, inherited several plots of vineyards in Gevrey Chambertin. Armand Rousseau comes from a family of small landowners: vine growers, coopers and local wine merchants. As years went by, Armand Rousseau continued to enlarge his domaine with the purchase of more Grands Crus.  Charles Rousseau joined his father Armand in 1945 after studying law and oenology at the University of Dijon. In 1982, Charles was joined by his son Eric.  Eric now manages both the vineyards and the vinification and has turned the domaine into, without a doubt, one of the most hallowed domaines in Burgundy today.

A selection of signature appellations:

Gevrey-Chambertin
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut St-Jacques
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Le Chambertin Grand Cru

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Domaine Eleni & Edouard Vocoret

Chablis

Attending Winemakers: Eleni & Edouard Vocoret

Eleni and Edouard met while working the 2010 harvest in New Zealand but returned to Chablis to take over a small piece of Edouard's family domaine. Edouard's family owns Domaine Vocoret & Fils, a large and established domaine, with over 50 hectares planted. Their primary focus with their first 4.9 hectares was farming. The first couple of vintages were sold off in bulk shortly after harvest as they converted the farming to lutte raisonnée and committed to hand harvesting. They are currently producing two wines: Chablis "Bas de Chapelot" and Chablis 1er Cru "Butteaux." Bas de Chapelot comes from a 3.2 hectare parcel just beneath Montée de Tonnerre while the Butteaux parcel is 0.3 hectares.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chablis “Bas de Chapelot”
Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

Vosne-Romanée

Attending Winemaker: Charles Lachaux

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It's no doubt that Pascal Lachaux must have gone through much pressure when he took over from his father-in-law, Robert Arnoux, in the early nineties. Pascal worked side-by-side with Robert for more than ten years. The changes that Pascal made in the nineties were a natural progression at the time: pruning for lower yields, working the soil, destemming grapes 100%, and using more new oak for aging. The reputation of Domaine Robert Arnoux soared with Pascal Lachaux at the reigns. In 2010, Remington Norman and Charles Taylor MW said, “This is one of the very best domaines of an exceptional village.”

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Charles Lachaux gives an immense amount of credit to his father for the work that he has done over the last thirty years. He said that if he has elevated the wines to a new level today, it is thanks to the health of the vineyards and the organization of the winery when he started in 2012. Today, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux has 14.5 hectares. The vines average fifty years-old and the oldest, Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Corvées Pagets, were planted in 1921. In 2010, Pascal purchased a vertical press, making Arnoux-Lachaux one of just a handful of wineries using this type of press in Burgundy. They prefer it to a pneumatic press because it presses very gently and extracts less. In 2012, Charles’s first year, they introduced some partial whole-cluster fermentation and pleased with the results, they used a higher proportion of whole-clusters in the 2013 and 2014 vintages. In general, the 1er cru wines have up to 55% whole-cluster and the grand cru up to 100%. The amount of new oak has been reduced since 2012 as well: a total of 15% on village wines, 20% on Premier Cru and 30% on Grand Cru.

A selection of signature appellations:

Echezeaux Grand Cru
Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru
Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Procès
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
 

Domaine Ballot-Millot

Meursault

Attending Winemaker: Charles Ballot

Domaine Ballot-Millot has a long history in the village of Meursault - most recently, Charles Ballot took over the estate in 2001 and has proved an able sucessor. Although there are several red appellations in the Domaine’s portfolio, the emphasis remains on the white wines. In style they typify balance, poise and minerality, avoiding the heaviness of lesser Meursaults. Dedicated work in the vineyards helps the wines express their terroir, and strict pruning (rather than green harvesting) ensures low yields, resulting in well concentrated wines. New oak is used sparingly and work in the cellars is unmanipulative, allowing the intricacies of the wines to blossom.

A selection of signature appellations:

Meursault Narvaux
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières
Meursault 1er Cru Perrières
Pommard 1er Cru Pézerolles
Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens
Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds
Volnay 1er Cru Santenots

Domaine de la Vougeraie

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Attending Winemakers: Jean-Marc Boisset

While Domaine de la Vougeraie was created in 1999, it is the union of 34 hectares of vineyards acquired over time by the Boisset family in 30 different appellations in the Côte d'Or, with two-thirds in the Côte de Nuits and one-third in the Côte de Beaune. The first vineyard purchased by Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset in 1964 was a 2.72 hectare parcel in Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Evocelles", and the latest acquisition is Vougeot 1er Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot, a monopole in the small commune of Vougeot. Winemaker Pierre Vincent focuses on the pure expression of Burgundian terroir using organic farming and biodynamics, respecting the environment and making truly unique wines. 100% of the vineyards have been certified organic by Ecocert since the 2007 harvest. Domaine de la Vougeraie is one of the great domaines of the Côte d’Or and possesses a fabulous variety of terroirs from regional to some of the top Grands Crus.

A selection of signature appellations:

Vougeot “Le Clos du Prieuré” monopole
Vougeot 1er Cru Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot monopole
Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Evocelles”
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Corvées Pagets
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Marconnets
Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi
Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru “Les Mazoyères”
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
Musigny Grand Cru
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
Corton Grand Cru “Le Clos du Roi”
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru “Le Charlemagne”

Domaine des Croix

Beaune

Attending Winemakers: David Croix

David Croix quickly made a name for himself as the winemaker for the venerable Camille Giroud negociant starting with the 2002 vintage. In 2005, David and a group of private investors bought the old Domaine Duchet with holdings focused around Beaune along with an interesting parcel of Corton-Charlemagne and started Domaine des Croix.

Farming has been organic, not certified, since 2008 or 2009 on all of the vineyards.

A selection of signature appellations:

Aloxe-Corton Rouge "Les Boutières"
Beaune 1er Cru Grèves
Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes
Beaune 1er Cru Les Cents Vignes
Beaune 1er Cru Les Pertuisots
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Feuillets
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Corton-Grèves Grand Cru
Corton Grand Cru "La Vigne au Saint"