Established
One of the oldest domaines, that can trace its ownership back to around 1450.
Estate
12.5 ha, including 7.12 ha of Musigny; Bonnes Mares 2.70 ha; Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 0.56 ha.
Viticulture
Lutte Raisonée.
Winemaker
Francois Millet
Vinification
100% destemmed.
Elevage
45% new oak for Bonnes Mares and Musigny.
Established One of the oldest domaines, that can trace its ownership back to around 1450.
Estate 12.5 ha, including 7.12 ha of Musigny; Bonnes Mares 2.70 ha; Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 0.56 ha.
Viticulture Lutte Raisonée.
Winemaker Francois Millet
Vinification 100% destemmed.
Elevage 45% new oak for Bonnes Mares and Musigny.
Established
Established in 1924. Domaine bottling from 1945.
Estate
11.8 ha, including Le Musigny 0.10 ha; Bonnes Mares 1.39 ha; Corton Charlemagne 0.20 ha; Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Viticulture
Vineyard is ploughed to encourage deeper roots. Organic viticulture since 1999.
Winemaker
Christophe Roumier
Vinification
Partial destemming (20%-50% whole bunch). 18-23 days cuvaison. Fermentation in wood, stainless steel and concrete.
Elevage
15% – 40% new oak. Approximately 15 months in oak.
Established Established in 1924. Domaine bottling from 1945.
Estate 11.8 ha, including Le Musigny 0.10 ha; Bonnes Mares 1.39 ha; Corton Charlemagne 0.20 ha; Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses
Viticulture Vineyard is ploughed to encourage deeper roots. Organic viticulture since 1999.
Winemaker Christophe Roumier
Vinification Partial destemming (20%-50% whole bunch). 18-23 days cuvaison. Fermentation in wood, stainless steel and concrete.
Elevage 15% – 40% new oak. Approximately 15 months in oak.
Established
Established early 20th century, domaine bottling since the 1920s.
Estate
14.09 ha in total. Unusually, most of that is Grand Cru (8 ha). Chambertin Clos de Beze 1.42 ha; Chambertin 2.55 ha; Ruchottes-Chambertin 1.06 ha; Clos de la Roche 1.48 ha; Charmes Chambertin 1.37 ha; Mazy-Chambertin 0.53 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques 2.22 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 0.47 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 0.60 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin Village 2.21 ha.
Viticulture
Density of 11,000 vines per hectare. Clonal plantings. NO fertiliser.
Winemaker
Éric Rousseau
Vinification
80% destemmed in 2009 for most wines. 18 days fermentation in stainless steel.
Elevage
100% new oak on the Chambertins. Clos St Jacques 70%-100% new wood. 2nd use barrels for the other 1ers and Grands, and 3rd use for the villages. 20-22 months in oak.
Established Established early 20th century, domaine bottling since the 1920s.
Estate 14.09 ha in total. Unusually, most of that is Grand Cru (8 ha). Chambertin Clos de Beze 1.42 ha; Chambertin 2.55 ha; Ruchottes-Chambertin 1.06 ha; Clos de la Roche 1.48 ha; Charmes Chambertin 1.37 ha; Mazy-Chambertin 0.53 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St Jacques 2.22 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 0.47 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 0.60 ha; Gevrey-Chambertin Village 2.21 ha.
Viticulture Density of 11,000 vines per hectare. Clonal plantings. NO fertiliser.
Winemaker Éric Rousseau
Vinification 80% destemmed in 2009 for most wines. 18 days fermentation in stainless steel.
Elevage 100% new oak on the Chambertins. Clos St Jacques 70%-100% new wood. 2nd use barrels for the other 1ers and Grands, and 3rd use for the villages. 20-22 months in oak.
Established
Established 1967.
Estate
15.5 ha, including Bonnes Mares 0.58 ha; Clos de la Roche 1.95 ha; Clos Saint-Denis 1.47 ha; and Echézeaux 0.69 ha as well as recent acquisitions Chambertin 0.30 ha; Romanee St Vivant 0.17 ha, and Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts 1.57 ha.
Viticulture
Organic. Biodynamic in the Grand Cru vineyards since 2001. Now ploughing 2-3 times per year.
Winemaker
Jacques, Jeremy, Diana, and Alec Seysses.
Vinification
60% – 100% whole bunch. Less extraction late in the ferment. Often a touch of chaptalisation at the end to prolong fermentation.
Elevage
High percentage of new oak in Grand Crus and top 1er Crus – 70 – 100%. 12-15 months in oak.
Established Established 1967.
Estate 15.5 ha, including Bonnes Mares 0.58 ha; Clos de la Roche 1.95 ha; Clos Saint-Denis 1.47 ha; and Echézeaux 0.69 ha as well as recent acquisitions Chambertin 0.30 ha; Romanee St Vivant 0.17 ha, and Vosne Romanee Les Malconsorts 1.57 ha.
Viticulture Organic. Biodynamic in the Grand Cru vineyards since 2001. Now ploughing 2-3 times per year.
Winemaker Jacques, Jeremy, Diana, and Alec Seysses.
Vinification 60% – 100% whole bunch. Less extraction late in the ferment. Often a touch of chaptalisation at the end to prolong fermentation.
Elevage High percentage of new oak in Grand Crus and top 1er Crus – 70 – 100%. 12-15 months in oak.
Established
The domaine dates back to 1919, and Henri Gouges was among the first growers to domaine bottle, in the 1920s.
Estate
14.5 ha in total, including: Clos de Porrets St Georges 1er Cru, 3.5 ha; Les St Georges 1.08 ha; and parcels of Nuits 1ers Crus Les Chaignots, Les Vaucrains, and Les Pruliers. Unusually, there are two Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru whites made, from Clos des Porrets, and La Perriere. The whites are reputed to be from a Pinot Noir vine that produced white grapes, from which cuttings were then propagated.
Viticulture
Among the first to plant rye grass between rows to prevent erosion.
Winemaker
Christian Gouges
Vinification
Fermented in cement vats. 100% destemmed.
Elevage
Use of new oak is limited to around 20%.
Established The domaine dates back to 1919, and Henri Gouges was among the first growers to domaine bottle, in the 1920s.
Estate 14.5 ha in total, including: Clos de Porrets St Georges 1er Cru, 3.5 ha; Les St Georges 1.08 ha; and parcels of Nuits 1ers Crus Les Chaignots, Les Vaucrains, and Les Pruliers. Unusually, there are two Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru whites made, from Clos des Porrets, and La Perriere. The whites are reputed to be from a Pinot Noir vine that produced white grapes, from which cuttings were then propagated.
Viticulture Among the first to plant rye grass between rows to prevent erosion.
Winemaker Christian Gouges
Vinification Fermented in cement vats. 100% destemmed.
Elevage Use of new oak is limited to around 20%.
Established
1828 was the year that the Armand family acquired through marriage the Clos des Epeneaux vineyard.
Estate
7.5 ha in total, 5.3 of which is the Close des Epeneaux
Viticulture
Biodynamic viticulture, not certified.
Winemaker
Benjamin Leroux
Vinification
100% destemmed but not crushed. Pre-ferment maceration 5-8 days. Post-ferment maceration 3-15 days. Total maceration including fermentation around 4 weeks. Young vines of Clos des Epeneaux are declassified.
Elevage
18-24 months in oak. Maximum new oak is 80% for old vine Clos des Epeneaux.
Established 1828 was the year that the Armand family acquired through marriage the Clos des Epeneaux vineyard.
Estate 7.5 ha in total, 5.3 of which is the Close des Epeneaux
Viticulture Biodynamic viticulture, not certified.
Winemaker Benjamin Leroux
Vinification 100% destemmed but not crushed. Pre-ferment maceration 5-8 days. Post-ferment maceration 3-15 days. Total maceration including fermentation around 4 weeks. Young vines of Clos des Epeneaux are declassified.
Elevage 18-24 months in oak. Maximum new oak is 80% for old vine Clos des Epeneaux.
Established
17th century
Estate
9ha in total, of which 4.82 ha is Grand Clos des Epenots 1er Cru, and 1.07 ha is Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru.
Viticulture
Have started ploughing with the arrival of Yves Confuron to help the roots go deeper. Lutte raisonée.
Winemaker
Yves Confuron
Vinification
Mostly destemmed but not crushed. Fermentation in open wooden vats.
Elevage
18-24 months in oak, up to 80% new but usually 25-50%.
Established 17th century
Estate 9ha in total, of which 4.82 ha is Grand Clos des Epenots 1er Cru, and 1.07 ha is Pommard Rugiens 1er Cru.
Viticulture Have started ploughing with the arrival of Yves Confuron to help the roots go deeper. Lutte raisonée.
Winemaker Yves Confuron
Vinification Mostly destemmed but not crushed. Fermentation in open wooden vats.
Elevage 18-24 months in oak, up to 80% new but usually 25-50%.
Established
Domaine: early 19th century; bottling since 1959 (1)
Estate
15.76 ha in total. Holdings include: Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds 0.80 ha; Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans 0.73 ha; Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans 0.66ha;Pommard 1er Cru Les Pérezolles 1.09 ha; Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugions 1.01 ha; Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots 0.23 ha. Most recent additions were in 2005, when a purchase (shared with Dujac) of vineyards from the negociant Thomas-Moillard yielded some Clos de Vougeot and 1.38 ha of Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts. (2)
Viticulture
One of the first domaines to embrace clonal planting, though some selection massale is also retained. Biodynamic viticulture, not certified.
Winemaker
Etienne de Montille
Vinification
Flexible according to the vintage conditions. 0 – 100% whole bunch. Only short pre-ferment maceration. Fermented in large wooden vats. Indigenous yeast. Dislikes chaptalisation.
Elevage
Low use of new oak. Maximum of around 1/3 new for top 1er Crus. 20-24 months in oak.
Established Domaine: early 19th century; bottling since 1959 (1)
Estate 15.76 ha in total. Holdings include: Volnay 1er Cru Les Taillepieds 0.80 ha; Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans 0.73 ha; Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans 0.66ha;Pommard 1er Cru Les Pérezolles 1.09 ha; Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugions 1.01 ha; Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots 0.23 ha. Most recent additions were in 2005, when a purchase (shared with Dujac) of vineyards from the negociant Thomas-Moillard yielded some Clos de Vougeot and 1.38 ha of Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts. (2)
Viticulture One of the first domaines to embrace clonal planting, though some selection massale is also retained. Biodynamic viticulture, not certified.
Winemaker Etienne de Montille
Vinification Flexible according to the vintage conditions. 0 – 100% whole bunch. Only short pre-ferment maceration. Fermented in large wooden vats. Indigenous yeast. Dislikes chaptalisation.
Elevage Low use of new oak. Maximum of around 1/3 new for top 1er Crus. 20-24 months in oak.
Established
Since 1869 under the current ownership.
Estate
25.53 ha in total, including 1.81 ha Romanee Conti; 6.06 ha La Tache; 3.51 ha Richebourg; 5.29 ha Romanee St Vivant; 3.53 ha Grands Echezeaux; 4.67 ha Echezeaux. In addition to these, and their very smal amount of Le Montrachet (0.68 ha) and Batard (0.17 ha) there will be wines coming from vineyards in Corton (rouge) being leased by the heirs or Prince and Princess Florent de Merode.
Viticulture
DRC has been organic for many years, and has done trialling of biodynamics. However the estate has never been fully biodynamic, and it is not about to become fully biodynamic.
Winemaker
Aubert de Villaine
Vinification
100% whole bunch. Fermented in wooden wats. Automatic pigeage.
Elevage
Francois Freres. 100% new. 16-20 months in oak.
Established Since 1869 under the current ownership.
Estate 25.53 ha in total, including 1.81 ha Romanee Conti; 6.06 ha La Tache; 3.51 ha Richebourg; 5.29 ha Romanee St Vivant; 3.53 ha Grands Echezeaux; 4.67 ha Echezeaux. In addition to these, and their very smal amount of Le Montrachet (0.68 ha) and Batard (0.17 ha) there will be wines coming from vineyards in Corton (rouge) being leased by the heirs or Prince and Princess Florent de Merode.
Viticulture DRC has been organic for many years, and has done trialling of biodynamics. However the estate has never been fully biodynamic, and it is not about to become fully biodynamic.
Winemaker Aubert de Villaine
Vinification 100% whole bunch. Fermented in wooden wats. Automatic pigeage.
Elevage Francois Freres. 100% new. 16-20 months in oak.
Established
Vignerons since the late 18th century, and domaine bottling since 1920.
Estate
15.5 ha in total. A fragmented estate, with 19 separate plots, including 3 Grand Crus: Clos de Vougeot (bordering the RN74) 1.87 ha; Echézeaux 0.85 ha; and Richebourg 0.32 ha) Vose Romanee Beaux Monts is the largest of tehir 1er Cru holdings, at 0.93 ha)
Viticulture
Horse ploughing. Organic viticulture.
Winemaker
Étienne Grivot
Vinification
An early follower of Guy Accad (cold soaks, high SO2 additions early on) Grivot has evolved methods over the years. 95% destemming.
Elevage
18 months in oak. Village 25% new. 1ers Crus 30%-60% new. Grand Cru 40%-70% new.
Established Vignerons since the late 18th century, and domaine bottling since 1920.
Estate 15.5 ha in total. A fragmented estate, with 19 separate plots, including 3 Grand Crus: Clos de Vougeot (bordering the RN74) 1.87 ha; Echézeaux 0.85 ha; and Richebourg 0.32 ha) Vose Romanee Beaux Monts is the largest of tehir 1er Cru holdings, at 0.93 ha)
Viticulture Horse ploughing. Organic viticulture.
Winemaker Étienne Grivot
Vinification An early follower of Guy Accad (cold soaks, high SO2 additions early on) Grivot has evolved methods over the years. 95% destemming.
Elevage 18 months in oak. Village 25% new. 1ers Crus 30%-60% new. Grand Cru 40%-70% new.
Established
Established 1988.
Estate
22ha in total, with holdings in 9 Grand Crus: Clos de Vougeot 1.91 ha; Romanee St Vivant 0.99 ha; Richebourg 0.78 ha; Clos de la Roche 0.67 ha; Latricieres Chambertin 0.57 ha; Chambertin 0.50 ha; Corton-Renardes 0.50 ha; Corton-Charlemagne 0.43 ha; Musigny 0.27 ha; + 8 1er Cru holdings, and 8 Village holdings.
Viticulture
Biodynamic since 1989, and certified with Ecocert. Famously low yields.
Winemaker
Lalou Bize-Leroy
Vinification
No destemming. Long cuvaisons.
Elevage
12-18 months in 100% new oak.
Established Established 1988.
Estate 22ha in total, with holdings in 9 Grand Crus: Clos de Vougeot 1.91 ha; Romanee St Vivant 0.99 ha; Richebourg 0.78 ha; Clos de la Roche 0.67 ha; Latricieres Chambertin 0.57 ha; Chambertin 0.50 ha; Corton-Renardes 0.50 ha; Corton-Charlemagne 0.43 ha; Musigny 0.27 ha; + 8 1er Cru holdings, and 8 Village holdings.
Viticulture Biodynamic since 1989, and certified with Ecocert. Famously low yields.
Winemaker Lalou Bize-Leroy
Vinification No destemming. Long cuvaisons.
Elevage 12-18 months in 100% new oak.
Established
The Méo-Camuzet estate was established in 1959, and domaine bottling began in the 1980′s.
Estate
13.9 ha. The large parcel (3.0 ha) of well placed Clos de Vougeot is the jewel, along with the small 0.35 ha of Richebourg. The other Grand Cru holding is Corton (0.45 ha) and there are 3 Vosne Romanee 1er Crus, Les Brulees, Les Chaumes, and Cros Parentoux, of which Chaumes is the largest at 2.0 ha. The two Nuits 1ers Crus are well placed, Aux Boudots in particular, which borders Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts.
Viticulture
Organic. Pruning and managing the vine is done to limit crop but also allow upper leaves to contribute. See their website for details.
Winemaker
Jean-Nicolas Méo
Vinification
100% destemmed (Henri Jayer influence). Relatively warm ferments, up to 35°C, in concrete vats.
Elevage
100% new wood for Grand Crus. Favours Bertranges forest and Francois Freres oak.
Established The Méo-Camuzet estate was established in 1959, and domaine bottling began in the 1980′s.
Estate 13.9 ha. The large parcel (3.0 ha) of well placed Clos de Vougeot is the jewel, along with the small 0.35 ha of Richebourg. The other Grand Cru holding is Corton (0.45 ha) and there are 3 Vosne Romanee 1er Crus, Les Brulees, Les Chaumes, and Cros Parentoux, of which Chaumes is the largest at 2.0 ha. The two Nuits 1ers Crus are well placed, Aux Boudots in particular, which borders Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts.
Viticulture Organic. Pruning and managing the vine is done to limit crop but also allow upper leaves to contribute. See their website for details.
Winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo
Vinification 100% destemmed (Henri Jayer influence). Relatively warm ferments, up to 35°C, in concrete vats.
Elevage 100% new wood for Grand Crus. Favours Bertranges forest and Francois Freres oak.