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. Winemaker Charles Ballot’s father, Philippe Ballot, is also attending as the president of La Paulée de Meursault.

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 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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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 70 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 du
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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 Y. Clerget

Volnay

Attending Winemaker: Thibaud Clerget

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While the Clerget family traces its history in Burgundy back to 1268, the current story of Domaine Yvon Clerget is one of rebirth. In 2009, Thibaud Clerget’s father Yvon decided to retire from winemaking. Knowing his son had an intense passion to continue the family legacy, Yvon made the decision to sell the grapes from the family holdings in the finest terroirs of Volnay and Pommard to Henri Boillot. During this time, Thibaud began studying the craft of vineyard management and winemaking from two storied names in Burgundy, Henri Boillot and Domaine Hudelot-Noellat. After this three-year apprenticeship, Thibaud returned to take over the family domaine. In 2015, he produced his first wines and announced the re-emergence of Domaine Yvon Clerget.

The domaine’s holdings include a number of top Volnay Premier Crus, including Santenots, Carelle Sous La Chapelle, Champans, and Taillepieds. The jewel of the Clerget family is the Premier Cru monopole of Clos du Verseuil, a tiny 0.68 hectare parcel tucked between Taillepieds and Bousse d’Or. Rounding out the lineup are one hectare of Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens and a 0.40 hectare slice of Clos Vougeot in the “Grand Maupertui” section, just below Grands Echezeaux.

A selection of signature appellations:

Volnay 1er Cru Santenots
Volnay 1er Cru Carelle Sous La Chapelle
Volnay 1er Cru Champans
Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds
Volnay 1er Cru Clos du Verseuil monopole
Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

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 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"

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 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 78 hectares within the following appellations: Saint-Bris, Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru (of which they produce - Les Clos, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Valmur, Bougros). 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 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 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 Heitz-Lochardet

Chassagne-Montrachet

Attending Winemaker: Armand Heitz

Domaine Heitz-Lochardet started in 1857 with the Nie-Vantey family, owners of many vineyards from Santenay to Clos Vougeot. Post-phylloxera, many of the vineyards were sold, but the best Côte de Beaune vineyards were kept in the family by Georges Lochardet. Two generations later, Brigitte Lochardet married Christian Heitz and her five hectare share of the family vineyards became Heitz-Lochardet, which Brigitte farmed organically. For 25 years, Brigitte sold the totality of her crop to Joseph Drouhin.

In 2011, Armand Heitz, the next generation, finished his oenological studies and started taking over his mother’s vineyards, converting them to full biodynamic practices in the process.

The wines are aromatic, extremely balanced and expressive of their terroir - classic nods to old-school Burgundy winemaking practices. All Armand’s wines are whole cluster fermentations because he firmly believes that a wine’s essence is derived from the totality of the vine. Each component of the vine, from roots to leaves to stems, skins and pulp, plays an important role in a living wine.

A selection of signature appellations:

Meursault 1er Cru Perrières
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroye
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Poutures monopole
Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens
Pommard 1er Cru Pezerolles
Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Milly-Lamartine

Attending Winemaker: Dominique Lafon

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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-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

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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 Gérard Julien & Fils

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Attending Winemakers: Etienne Julien

This domaine’s story began at the turn of the 19th century when François-Xavier Julien purchased vines in the village of Comblanchien, just south of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The first 50 years of its existence were hard, with the two world wars and an influx of sub-par wines from the south and Algeria into the market not helping things. The domaine’s fortunes turned, however, once it started estate-bottling in the 50’s and that success has been passed down to the current family member in charge, Étienne Julien, François-Xavier’s great-grandson.

Étienne’s first vintage was only 2012 but he is already making a real name for himself. Like close friend Maxime Cheurlin of Domaine George Noëllat, Étienne has a confidence beyond his years. The wines have poise and purity, which give them a degree of accessibility without compromising their sense of place or structural make up.

A selection of signature appellations:

Côte de Nuits Villages
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Les Valozières
Echezeaux Grand Cru

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 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

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

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Domaine Bernard Moreau & Fils

Chassagne-Montrachet

Attending Winemakers: Alexandre Moreau

The Moreau family has been making wine in Chassagne since the turn of the 19th century.  Under the auspices of Marcel Moreau, the vineyard reached nearly 80% of its current holdings in the 1930’s and its reputation has only improved under the guidance of Bernard and Françoise Moreau who established the name Domaine Bernard Moreau in 1977.  Bernard was joined by his sons Alexandre and Benoit in 1995 and 1999 respectively. Today, with a hands-off approach to vinification, the Moreaus allow their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays to speak for themselves, thus allowing the individual terroirs to shine.

A selection of signature appellations:

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Chassagne-Montrachet
St.-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Maltroie
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champgains
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Cardeuse

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 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 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 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 Nicolas Rossignol

Volnay

Attending Winemakers: Nicolas Rossignol

Nicolas Rossignol is one of the best examples of a new generation of Burgundy winemakers. Born in 1974, he represents the 5th generation of vine growers on the soils of Volnay. After completing his technical studies at oenology school in Beaune, Nicolas put his knowledge into practice, interning at Domaine Joseph Voillot in Volnay, Domaine Louis Latour in the Ardèche and Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Anxious to learn other farming and winemaking techniques, he went to work in South Africa at Domaine Boschendal Stellenbosch in 1995, followed by Château Cardonne, owned by Château Lafite-Rothchild in Bordeaux. Upon his return home to his family’s Domaine (Rossignol-Jeanniard) Nicolas began vinifying in 1994. However, it was not long before he started his own estate. In 1997, he acquired approximately 3 hectares spread over the communes of Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Pernand- Vergelesses. In 1998, he increased his vineyard holdings by about 1.4 hectares. The Domaine is located in Volnay, between Meursault and Pommard. Today, Nicolas makes wine from his own 4.5 estate, as well as from his fathers's vineyards (4.9 hectares). Nicolas is now buying all the fruit from his family’s domaine, which he also farms - thus everything is bottled under the name Nicolas Rossignol.

A selection of signature appellations:

Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
Volnay 1er Cru Chevret
Volnay 1er Cru Santenots
Volnay 1er Cru Fremiets
Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles
Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Pommard 1er Cru Epenots

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 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 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 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”

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.