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 de l'Arlot

Premeaux, Nuits-Saint-Georges

Attending Winemaker: Géraldine Godot

Domaine de l’Arlot is named after the small river l’Arlot that runs through the village of Premeaux that it calls home, two kilometres to the south of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Jean-Pierre de Smet, who spent about eight years alongside Jacques Seysses at Domaine Dujac, directed the domaine from 1987 to 2007 and brought elements of Dujac’s earthy, whole-cluster style to l’Arlot. His successor, Olivier Leriche, followed in Jean-Pierre’s footsteps until his departure in 2010. Today. the domaine is in the capable hands of Geraldine Godot who is committed to maintaining the classic, elegant style that has come to define l’Arlot’s wines.


A large majority of the domaine’s holdings are in Nuits-Saint-Georges, including the monopoles Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges and Clos de l’Arlot. The latter is notable for the equally fine red and white wines it produces, the white containing a small percentage of the rare and disappearing Pinot Beurot grape (a local variety of Pinot Gris). Rounding out l’Arlot’s vineyards are a plot of Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots and a small but impeccably situated slice of Romanée-Saint-Vivant, located mere meters from hallowed Romanée-Conti.

A selection of signature appellations:

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de l’Arlot (Rouge) monopole
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de l’Arlot (Blanc) monopole
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges monopole
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

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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 Henri Boillot

Meursault

Attending Winemaker: Guillaume Boillot

Henri Boillot is the fifth generation of a family that has been farming vines in Burgundy since 1855. Today, Henri co-manages his Meursault property alongside his son, Guillaume. Domaine Henri Boillot consists of 15 hectares split between white and red, including several Premier Crus in Meursault and Puligny where he holds a monopole in the four hectares of Clos de la Mouchere, and several Premier Crus in Savigny, Beaune, and Volnay. In the vineyard, Henri uses “lutte raisonnée” avoiding insecticides and herbicides, preferring sustainable farming techniques to preserve the integrity of the soil. Henri harvests his fruit as late as possible to ensure maximum maturity, yielding incredibly rich, pure, and powerful wines.

A selection of signature appellations:

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère monopole
Meursault 1er Cru Les Poruzots
Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes
Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets
Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets
Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots

Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Pernand-Vergelesses

Attending Winemaker: Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière

Bonneau du Martray has been a family-owned domaine 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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Bouchard Père & Fils

Beaune

Attending Winemaker: Frédéric Weber

The Bouchard family has been making wine since 1731. They are the largest Domaine in Burgundy with approximately 130 hectares throughout Burgundy, fifty of which are located within the Côte de Beaune. Overall, they produce over 20 different appellations. The Domaine has been the biggest holder of Beaune Premier Cru for several generations. The wines are vinified under the watchful eye of Philippe Prost, who strongly believes in each parcel being vinified separately in order to fully express its distinct personality.

A selection of signature appellations:

Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jèsus
Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse
Beaune 1er Cru Clos Saint - Landry
Beaune 1er Cru
d u Château
Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru
Chambertin Grand Cru
Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru “La Cabotte”

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Domaine Clos de la Chapelle

Volnay

Attending Winemaker: Mark O'Connell

Domaine Clos de la Chapelle is a  new name of a very old domaine. Originally founded by Victor Boillot in 1865 with his purchase of Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Chapelle (a monopole), the domaine added Volnay 1er Cru En Carelle and Pommard 1er Cru Les Chanlins over the course of the next half century.  The reputation of the Clos de la Chapelle monopole vineyard dates back to the 19th century, with Louis Pasteur himself writing regularly to Victor Boillot requesting bottles of this exceptional wine.  After nearly 150 years in the Boillot family, the domaine was purchased by Mark M. O’Connell, a life-long Burgundy lover, in cooperation with Domaine Champy, who farms the vineyards following organic and biodynamic practices.  With the recent purchase of .25 hectares of Beaune Les Teurons 1er Cru, the Domaine now comprises about 1.5 hectares, all premier cru. The goal of the domaine is to make the best possible expression of terroir for each of the wines under its stewardship.

A selection of signature appellations:

Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Chapelle monopole
Volnay 1er Cru En Carelle
Volnay 1er Cru Les Chanlins Très Vieilles Vignes
Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons

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Maison Joseph Drouhin

Beaune

Attending Winemaker: Laurent Drouhin

This domaine was founded by Joseph Drouhin in 1880 and is now run by his grandchildren; Frédéric, Véronique, Philippe and Laurent. The domaine consists of 73 hectares spread throughout Burgundy in the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais, Beaujolais and Chablis. All of the domaine’s vineyards are cultivated biodynamically, lending to the Drouhin signature of crafting elegant, refined and complex wines. The philosophy of the estate can be defined in five points: dedication to the diversity of Burgundy, family heritage, their total awareness of nature, the ideal of perfection and elegance, and the desire to share its great wines with the world.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chablis
Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Musigny Grand Cru
Montrachet "Marquis de Laguiche" Grand Cru

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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-Chamertin 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 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 William Fèvre

Chablis

Attending Winemaker: Didier Séguier

Founded in 1959, this Domaine is at the forefront of Chablis production in Burgundy. It is comprised of 47 hectares within the following appellations: Saint-Bris, Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru (of which they produce seven - Les Clos, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Valmur, Bougros, Grenouilles and Blanchot). The unique mineral character of these Chablis comes from a soil that mixes marl and clay-rich lime, as well as a Kimmeridgian subsoil rich in minerals and oyster fossils. Since the 1998 vintage, the proportion of new casks was reduced so as to not dampen the subtle variations of Chablis terroir. These methods have allowed the Domaine to produce wines faithful to their origins with high aromatic purity, and whose principle characteristics are minerality and freshness.

A selection of signature appellations:

Chablis
Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonerre
Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent
Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses
Chablis Grand Cru Bougros
Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir
Chablis Grand Cru Bougros “Côte de Bouguerots”
Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

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Domaine Didier Fornerol

Corgoloin

Attending Winemakers: Didier Fornerol & Jean-Pierre de Smet

Didier Fornerol was the vineyard manager at Domaine de L’Arlot. Fornerol learned his winemaking skills by his father’s side, and took over his family’s domaine in 1996. Today, Fornerol carries out all the vineyard tasks with passion: pruning, trellising, treatments, and manual harvest. He controls operations from winemaking to bottling with the utmost care. The domaine is made up of 6 hectares in the village of Corgoloin (3.70 hectares of Côtes de Nuits-Villages red and 0.60 hectares of Côtes de Nuits-Villages white) and very small amounts of Passetoutgrain, Aligoté and Bourgogne Regionale. The vineyard is managed using minimal amounts of synthetic treatment products (lutte raisonnée) and the young vines are strictly pruned to limit their yields. Jean-Pierre de Smet joined the winemaking team upon his retirement from Domaine de l’Arlot and works closely with Didier on all aspects of the winemaking. An avid believer in whole cluster fermentation, Didier makes wines that are a prime example of old school Burgundy at its best!

A selection of signature appellations:

Hautes Côtes de Nuits
Côte de Nuits Villages
Côte de Nuits Villages “La Rue des Foins”

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Maison 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 Maison Alex Gambal in 1997 with the goal to express character, terroir and purity of each wine. The Maison’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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Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Milly-Lamartine

Attending Winemakers: 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 Hudelot-Noëllat

Vougeot

Attending Winemaker: Charles Van Canneyt

Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat was founded in 1964 by Alain and Odile Hudelot-Noëllat. In 1978, the domaine grew considerably with the acquisition of five hectares in Vosne-Romanée from Domaine Charles Noëllat — Odile’s grandfather’s domaine — including parcels in Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Clos Vougeot Grand Cru, as well as premier cru parcels in Vosne-Romanée Malconsorts, Beaumonts, and Suchots and Nuits Saint Georges. Today the domaine owns fifteen appellations spread over ten hectares. The Premier Crus, Vosne Romanée Les Beaumonts, Les Suchots and Malconsorts are all produced from vines that are around 100 years old. The young Charles Van Canneyt, grandson of Alain Hudelot, took over winemaking in 2008 and has since revealed himself to be one of the great young winemakers in Burgundy.

A selection of signature appellations:

Vougeot 1er Cru Les Petits Vougeots
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Murgers
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Malconsorts
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Beaumonts
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru
Richebourg Grand Cru

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Maison Louis Jadot

Beaune

Attending Winemaker: Pierre-Henry Gagey

Louis Henry Denis Jadot founded the Maison Louis Jadot in 1859. The vineyards of Jadot are now scattered across 154 hectares of Burgundy, from the Côte d'Or to the Mâconnais and down into Beaujolais. All of Maison Louis Jadot’s vineyards are cultivated with the utmost care. The Maison believes that the terroir of Burgundy is what lends their wines their richness and diversity.  With an uncompromising dedication to quality, Louis Jadot produces some of the most age-worthy and classically structured wines. Their aim is to express the true nature of Burgundy through their wines – a nature and terroir, they say, that can be both proud of its past and optimistic about its future.

A selection of signature appellations:

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules Monopole
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jacques
Corton-Pougets Grand Cru
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru

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Domaine Antoine Jobard

Meursault

Attending Winemakers: Antoine & Charlotte Jobard

Domaine Jobard is one of the great Meursault estates, with Antoine Jobard continuing the fine work of his father François since inheriting the domaine, whose history of five family generations began in 1860. Today, the domaine farms around seven hectares of Chardonnay vines, mostly in Meursault. The high quality Meursaults that still dominate the production today are made in a classic style, with long time spent on the lees, and are known to have excellent bottle-aging potential.

A selection of signature appellations:

Meursault
Meursault “En La Barre”
Meursault “Les Tillets”
Meursault 1er Cru Blagny
Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières
Puligny-Montrachet
Puligny-Montrachet “Le Trézin”

Domaine des Comtes Lafon

Meursault

Attending Winemaker: Dominique Lafon

Domaine des Comtes Lafon has been in the Lafon family since 1865. Dominique Lafon took over the domaine in 1983. It is comprised of approximately 14 hectares situated in the communes of Volnay, Monthélie, Chassagne-Montrachet, and of course, Meursault, where the domaine and its monopole vineyard Clos de la Barre are located. In 1923, Dominique’s great-grandfather, Jules Lafon, revived the idea of the traditional Burgundian post-harvest meal and held the first Paulée de Meursault at Domaine des Comtes Lafon. 90 years later, the tradition is still going strong!

In addition to the family holdings, Dominique also owns land in Mâcon under the domaine name Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon. More recently, he has been purchasing vineyards throughout the Côte de Beaune and bottling wines under his own name. All of his vineyards are cultivated biodynamically and he is proud to own every Premier Cru in Meursault. As part of the fourth generation of winemakers in the Lafon family, Dominique and his wines are superstars not only in Burgundy but throughout the world.

A selection of signature appellations:

Meursault Desirée
Meursault Clos de la Barre Monopole
Meursault 1er Cru Bouchères
Meursault 1er Cru Goutte D’Or
Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières
Meursault 1er Cru Perrières
Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots
Monthélie 1er Cru Les Duresses
Volnay 1er Cru Champans
Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Volnay 1er Cru Santenots-du-Milieu       
Montrachet Grand Cru

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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 du Comte Liger-Belair

Vosne-Romanée

Attending Winemaker: Louis-Michel Liger-Belair

Louis-Michel Liger-Belair founded this domaine in 2000, but the Liger-Belair family has been making fine wines in Vosne-Romanée for almost 200 years. Louis Liger-Belair, a general for Napoleon, acquired the Château de Vosne and an impressive number of prime parcels in 1815. As is the case with the history of many Burgundian domaines, however, inheritance laws caused the family holdings to fracture, and by the mid-20th century, the Liger-Belair family had returned to the military profession, with Count Henry, Louis-Michel’s father, attaining the rank of general just like their ancestor Louis. A young Louis-Michel, however, declared his intentions to eventually take over the remaining family holdings and he did just that in 2000 after finishing his studies in agricultural engineering and oenology. Today, the glory of the Liger-Belair name lives on in this small-production but prestigious domaine that counts among its holdings the smallest grand cru in Burgundy and the smallest AOC in France, La Romanée, of which it is the sole owner. Louis-Michel believes that the quality of the wines he produces lies in the vineyard; he maintains that the vine is a living entity and it should not be subjected to anything that we ourselves could not tolerate. The domaine abides by the belief that the less one does in the winery and in the cellar, the better the wines turn out.

A selection of signature appellations:

Vosne-Romanée
Vosne-Romanée “La Colombière”
Vosne-Romanée “Clos du Château” monopole
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Reignots
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Brulées
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Grandes Vignes
Echezeaux Grand Cru
La Romanée Grand Cru monopole

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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 takes place in tanks, 400 or 600 liter barrels or in oak barrels of 228 liters 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 Winemakers: Pierre Morey & 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 11 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 Morey-Blanc 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 Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

Vosne-Romanée

Attending Winemakers: Marie-Andrée Mugneret & Marie-Christine Mugneret

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg was the creation of a newly married couple, Jeanne Gibourg and André Mugneret, in 1933. Their only son, Georges Mugneret, pursued a career in ophthalmology, while simultaneously working the family profession by enlarging and enhancing the estate and purchased some of his own vines whose wines were bottled under the label Domaine Georges Mugneret.

Dr. Mugneret met his future wife Jacqueline in 1958 while serving in Algeria.  Upon their return to France they had two daughters, Marie-Christine and Marie-Andrée.  In 1988, following a long illness, Georges Mugneret died, and Jacqueline bravely began managing the domaine alongside Marie-Christine, who resigned her position as a chemist to specialize in oenology. Marie-Andrée joined them several years later, after she obtained her diploma in oenology. In 2009, the two domaine names were merged into the current Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg. Today, the domaine is jointly headed by the two sisters, who continue to produce the same elegant and exquisite Burgundies as the previous generations did before them.

A selection of signature appellations:

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Vignes Rondes
Vosne-Romanée
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
Echezeaux Grand Cru
Ruchottes-Chambertin Grande 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 in 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

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 the 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

Commune de Meursault

Meursault

Presented by Antoine Jobard

The famous village of Meursault produces some of the most spellbinding white wines in the world. It is here that Jules Lafon of Domaine des Comtes Lafon decided to revive the traditional Burgundian harvest celebration “La Paulée,” named for the single poile or saucepan that the original simple meal was cooked in. More than 90 years later, La Paulée de Meursault is still going strong. La Paulée de New York wishes to honor and spotlight this village with a selection of Meursault wines generously presented by Antoine Jobard on behalf of Philippe Ballot, president of La Paulée de Meursault.

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, like other charitable organizations, has a private domaine. Hospices de Beaune includes diverse urban and rural properties, and one of their most valuable holdings is their high-quality vineyard. 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 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. 

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