- Stéphane Aviron Stéphane Aviron
Stephane Aviron set up his negociant business with his close friend from the viticultural school school Lycée Vinicole in Beaune, Nicola Potel. Originally starting out as a bottling business for some of Beaujolais’ top producers, he used his contacts to start making his own wines in their cellars whilst adopting Burgundian methods.
Managing single vineyard ‘cru’ sites with very old vines, instructing the vignerons of each site to apply his demanding standards of farming Organically and Biodynamically, with yields as low as 25 hl/ha and elevage in barrique of up to 10 months, Stephane endeavoured to produce Beaujolais reminiscent of the great vintages from the 1930s and 40s. In 1999 he produced his first vintage aged in 100% new oak barrels.
Although all his wines are labelled under his name, they are all usually Domaine wines as the grapes are harvested, vinified and bottled at the estate. The Domaine de la Madrière is produced at his ex wifes families vineyard just under the Church of La Madonne at the top of the hill of Fleurie.
- Domaine Georges Descombes Domaine Georges Descombes
Georges Descombes is one of the pillars of the Beaujolais appellation. His wines are serious, but also give a lot of immediate pleasure. Like his great friend Jean Foillard and mentor, the late Marcel Lapierre, he likes minimal intervention and lets the granite terroir of his 15.5 hectares of vineyards lead the way. Beautifully juicy but with good backbone, his wines can be enjoyed early and will also age for several years.
- Domaine Moreau-Naudet Domaine Moreau-Naudet
The hugely sad and shocking death of the young, highly talented Stéphane Moreau at the end of August 2016 robbed the winemaking world of an undoubted star. His family and the domaine team have vowed to carry on his brilliant work. With 13.5 hectares under vine, including a tiny 1 hectare parcel in Les Pargues planted with 50-year-old vines with the same exposure as Vaillons and Montmains, the domaine has fine vineyard holdings. The style reminds us very much of that of Vincent Dauvissat, with extreme purity and intensity. One of his mentors was Didier Dagueneau and it shows, mainly in the precision and razor sharp flavours of his wines, but also in the quirky packaging.
- Domaine Billaud-Simon Domaine Billaud-Simon
Billaud-Simon is a household name in Chablis. Producing great Chablis for many decades, the estate had reached the very top under the canny management of Bernard Billaud, until 2014 when the highly respected House of Faiveley purchased the estate. The style has always been very precise and minerally driven, yet with great subtlety. The wines can be enjoyed young, especially the Chablis and the Premiers Crus, but they will gain in complexity showing multiple layers of flavour after three or four years in bottle.
- Vincent Dauvissat Vincent Dauvissat
There is no better Chablis than those produced by Vincent Dauvissat. Iconic wines, they are found on the tables of all the greatest restaurants in the world and it’s easy to understand why demand largely exceeds the tiny production.
- Laurent Tribut Laurent Tribut
Laurent Tribut is following the same principles and style as his brother-in-law, Vincent Dauvissat. Very unassuming, Laurent makes tight, sometimes austere wines, from his tiny 5ha plot of vines, that need two or three years before showing their true potential.
- Domaine Long-Depaquit Domaine Long-Depaquit
Founded in 1791, Domaine Long-Depaquit has established itself as one of the best estates in Chablis, under the ownership and management of the famous Burgundian Bichot Family. Chief winemaker Alain Serveau works closely with estate winemaker Mathieu Mangenot, with both favouring restricted yields and non-interventionist techniques in order to create authentic and elegant Chablis, with crisp acidity and a strong mineral character.
- Domaine Besson Domaine Besson
Situated in the heart of Chablis, Domaine Besson is the proud owner of an exceptional wine-producing heritage, seeking to express and transmit in its wines the purity and sensitivity of this unique terroir. The estate is an independent family-owned and run domaine spanning four generations. Today, their 21 hectares comprises holdings in Petit Chablis, Chablis and selected Premiers/Grands Crus. Alain Besson has handed more control to his daughter Camille, who looks after the winemaking and marketing, along with his son Adrien who is responsible for the vineyard work. Practicing ‘lutte raisonnée’ in the vineyards and manual harvesting (for the Grands Crus only), their thoughtful, sensitive winemaking gives rise to wines that offer a pure expression of fruit in a fine and elegant styling.
- Domaine Ninot Domaine Ninot
Erell Ninot and her brother elaborate typical Côte Chalonnaise wines with a modern touch. After taking over the small 5 hectares Domaine from her father, Erell has gradually increased the vineyards to 13 hectares and his now seconded by her younger brother Flavien. She has previously won the Trophée de Jeune Talent, Burgundy’s best young winemaker award. Erell practices organic viticulture and winemaking protocol but chooses not to be officially certified, allowing her to craft consistently high quality wines in the rather fickle local Rully terroir. Rigorous manual vineyard work, low yields and respect for the soil, vine and nature propel this fine domaine straight in to the top echelon of Chalonnaise producers. The delicately oaked whites are subtle but ripe with enough natural acidity. The reds are plump with poised Pinot fruit and soft tannins.
- Domaine De Suremain Domaine De Suremain
Domaine de Suremain comprises 18 hectares of vines spread across some of Mercurey’s finest appellations. The property has been in the same family for seven generations and is currently run by Yves Suremain, his wife Marie-Hélène and their son Loïc. Vineyards are situated on the high-slopes and mid-slopes facing to the south and east, in the heart of the appellation. These holdings include no less than 6 different red Mercurey including five 1 er Crus. They also produce one white Mercurey from the 1 er Cru ‘En Sazenay’. In all vineyard work the family philosophy is to respect nature, following a “lutte raisonnée” approach, adapting their work and treatments to vintage climatic conditions. Harvest is gathered by hand into small crates before being carefully sorted on ‘une table de tri’. Fermentations are carried out in open oak cuves of 50-100hl, cru by cru. Sensitively judged égrappage & pigeage are applied depending on the cru and the vintage. Wines are then matured in French oak barriques (10-15% new) for 14-18 months.
- Maison Géraldine Louise Maison Géraldine Louise
“Located in Rosey, in a charming medieval village, 3 km from Givry, in the Chalonnaise coast, Maison Géraldine Louise was started by Geraldine Lochet in 201. After two courses in viticulture and oenology in Beaune, Géraldine Lochet untook 10 harvests in the Côte Chalonnaise at Château Cary Potet in Buxy where she learnt her skills that she applies to her winemaking today. Her ambition then lead her to the Côte de Beaune, to the Colin estate in Chassagne-Montrachet, where, as cellar master, for 7 years, she was responsible for monitoring the development of the wines in the cellar.
In 2016 Géraldine embarked on her own project. She began by buying Chardonnay and Pinot Noir musts and grapes from wine growers whom she trusted on the quality of their terroirs, cultivation practices and commitment. The care given to her micro-cuvées reflects the expression of her winemaking and allows her create “hand-stitched” wines.
Côte de Beaune
- Domaine Robert Chevillon Domaine Robert Chevillon
Bertrand and Denis Chevillon have taken after their father and kept the impeccable reputation of this famous 13ha domaine. Blessed with many Premiers Crus, the domaine is also producing a textbook Nuits St Georges, which is structured yet refined with sufficient pure fruit to make it approachable when young.
- Domaine de Bellene Domaine de Bellene
Nicolas Potel established Domaine de Bellene in 2005 after the purchase of various old vine plots in some of the best sites in Burgundy. A dynamic and highly talented winemaker, Nicolas originally cut his teeth at Domaine de La Pousse d’Or in Volnay, which at the time was run by his father Gérard Potel. The Domaine de Bellene vines are situated in selected villages from Santenay in the south to Nuits St Georges and Vosne Romanée in the north. All vines are between 50 to 110 years old and are cultivated with biodynamic methods. The winemaking is low interventionist with nothing other than small doses of sulphur, added to the wines
- Maison Roche de Bellene Maison Roche de Bellene
Maison Roche de Bellene is Nicolas’ négociant business. Following several years work as a négociant, Nicolas set up this latest venture in 2008, sourcing grapes for his extensive range of wines from quality-minded growers, many of whom he has collaborated with for over 15 years and work in an environmentally respectful fashion. His current range, offering wines crafted from some of the finest vineyards in the Côte d’Or, is a ‘roll call’ of top crus and appellations. For Nicolas, his ‘Maison Roche de Bellene’ label represents the “haute couture” of Burgundy.
- Domaine Vincent Rapet Domaine Vincent Rapet
Tucked away in the village of Pernand Vergelesses at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune, behind the hill of Corton, Vincent Rapet is producing consistently high quality Burgundy. This long established, family-run 20 hectare domaine fashions wines that are contemporary, authentic expressions of their origins. Vincent is a young talent who, alongside his wife Sylvette, brings more attention to the appellation. We have selected 4 wines with which to launch our collaboration with Vincent.
- Domaine de Courcel Domaine de Courcel
Created at the beginning of the 16th century, this 10 hectares domaine is planted exclusively in the village of Pommard. Since 1996, the winemaking has been carried out by Yves Confuron (of Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot in Vosne Romanée) and the wines have definitely stepped up a gear in quality. It is the combination of old vines, great plots, low yields and a restrained use of new oak, which make Domaine de Courcel Pommards the truly exceptional wines they are today.
- Domaine du Pavillon Domaine du Pavillon
This fine 18 hectares estate in Pommard is entirely owned by the increasingly highly regarded Maison Albert Bichot. Respectful of the environment and diligent in both vineyard and cellar, under the instruction of winemaker Dominique Bon, the domaine has fashioned a selection of impressive 2014s including a refined, seamlessly balanced Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Charmes’.
- Domaine Nicolas Rossignol Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
Nicolas Rossignol’s domaine extends to more than 20 hectares and nearly 30 different cuvées! The evolution of the last 6 or 7 years has been spectacular: Nicolas is now producing individual wines that respect their origin, but have the purity and precision of the best of great modern Burgundies. This is a remarkable achievement in view of the multitude of wines produced at the estate. His wines are now housed in his brand new cuverie on the edge of Beaune, in which he can vinify each cru by terroir and by parcel.
- Domaine Joseph Voillot Domaine Joseph Voillot
This fine family-owned domaine, comprising 9 hectares of vines, has been run impeccably since 1995 by Jean-Pierre Charlot, son-inlaw of Joseph Voillot, who sadly passed away in July 2014. Over recent years, Jean-Pierre has refined the quality and style of wines produced here. Sustainable viticulture holds sway. He has dispensed with the inclusion of stems as he prefers the essence of fruit, and he has shortened the length of time the wines spend in barrel – typically 14-16 months followed by 1 month in stainless steel prior to bottling. Jean-Pierre has also reduced the percentage of new oak – now 10-20% depending on the cru. He prefers a light filtration but no fining. Volnay ‘Vieilles Vignes’ is sourced from 8 parcels including: Famines, Gigotte, Pasquier, Grands Poisots and Petits Poisots and totals nearly 2 hectares with an average vine age of almost 50 years. Volnay 1er Cru ‘Champans’ covers 1.7 hectares with vines dating from 1934, 1971 and 1985. The wine typically has more fruit and power than other Voillot Volnay crus.
- Domaine Darviot Perrin Domaine Darviot Perrin
Didier and Geneviève Darviot are quintessential vignerons; as a husband and wife team they oversee every phase of the winemaking procedure from pruning and ploughing to racking the casks and bottling on their own premises – ‘minimal intervention’ is key. Working to a fully certified biodynamic philosophy is Didier’s aim. Internationally considered one of the finest sources of domaine-bottled Burgundies, their 11 hectares property is one of the very few to own vines in the three top 1er Cru vineyards of Meursault: ‘Perrières’, ‘Genevrières’ and ‘Charmes’. In addition, they also own vines in Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Blanchots-Dessus’, which abuts Le Montrachet and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. Didier is, without doubt, a winemaker of prodigious talent.
- Christophe Buisson Christophe Buisson
Destined to be a mason like his father and his brother, Christophe decided to leave the family business and go into the wine industry. After receiving his diploma, he started his domaine in 1996 by renting a few acres of vines. Overtime he gradually purchased and rented further vines in and around Saint Romain and beyond, so that his domaine covered 7 hectares. He moved into a new chai in Beaune in 1999, renovating it in 2005. He has now relinquished the management of his vineyards (en fermage) to Alex Gambal (whilst also working with Alex as a partner and consultant). He will continue to concentrate on working as a tiny micro-négociant in his own right, but still with specialist focus and expertise in the Saint Romain appellation. The 2015s show the benefit of his skills and experience, alongside the excellence of the vintage.
- Henri Boillot Henri Boillot
Henri Boillot is a benchmark Côte de Beaune producer renowned for the exceptional quality of his wines. Using parcels of vines, which cover 19 hectares across the appellation with some vines more than 60 years old, his seriously impressive wines exhibit an intense minerality, elegant structure and have the potential to age for many years.
- Jean-Philippe Fichet Jean-Philippe Fichet
Jean-Philippe is surely one of the hardest working producers in Burgundy. His manicured vineyards, covering 7 hectares, produce great quality fruit and with his years of experience, he is making classic but refined white Burgundies with great terroir definition. The domaine has been producing truly exceptional wines, particularly in the last few years, with many well-deserved accolades.
- Domaine Patrick Javillier Domaine Patrick Javillier
Domaine Patrick Javillier
- Château de Cîteaux Château de Cîteaux
Philippe Bouzereau is the 9th generation of a family of vine-growers in Meursault. Following on from his father, he took over managing this fine 18ha domaine back in 2006. With the well-being of the vineyard at heart, his team practice minimum intervention to enable the vines to develop naturally and healthily. His emblematic wine is the monopole Meursault ‘Vieux Clos du Château de Cîteaux’, produced from a single parcel of vines planted by his father. Philippe cultivates a huge diversity of vineyard plots, from ‘Aloxe Corton in the north to Chassagne Montrachet in the south, giving him a multitude of small parcels with which to compose the ‘mosaic’ of his production. Typically, Philippe matures his wines for 12 months in French oak (20-30% new). Philippe’s impressive 2016s show good richness and weight, but also a fine balance and typicité
- Domaine Philippe Chavy Domaine Philippe Chavy
Philippe Chavy took over the reins of this wealthy domaine from his father in 2002 with a little more than 3 hectares of prime sited vineyards. The domaine now extends to just over 8 hectares, with some thirty individual parcels scattered throughout the neighbouring villages of Puligny Montrachet (from his father’s side of the family) and Meursault (through his maternal side). Soil is worked by ploughing; there is strictly no use of herbicides or insecticides and for several years, Philippe has followed the cycles of the lunar calendar when determining work in the vineyards and cellars. His precise, floral Puligny Montrachet ‘Les Corvées des Vignes’ hails from vines that lie very close to neighbouring Meursault 1er Cru ‘Charmes’.
- Paul Carillon Paul Carillon
François Carillon’s son, Paul, is carrying on the long tradition of winemaking in the Carillon family with his domaine. Influenced by his grandfather Louis’ style, he uses traditional techniques, such as vinifying and ageing in 25% new oak barrels, to produce classical Pulignys with superb finesse and elegance.
- Domaine Marc Morey Domaine Marc Morey
Son-in-Law to Marc Morey, Bernard Mollard has successfully held the reins of this family-owned 9ha estate for a number of years. His steady, reliable winemaking expertise continues to evolve in the hands of his daughter Sabine, ensuring a constancy of quality year after year despite the vagaries of climatic conditions. Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 1er Cru ‘Les Vergers’ bristles with tension and nervous energy. Its habitually keen-edged personality is clearly evident. Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Referts’ shows a classic profile of delicate white floral notes with a fine linear precision, yet also offers a richness more akin to neighbouring Meursault.
- Domaine Blain Gagnard Domaine Blain Gagnard
The quietly spoken, charming Jean-Marc Blain, married to Claudine (daughter of the late Jacques Gagnard), fashions Chassagne crus of delicacy and finesse. His wines seduce the palate with their elegance and subtlety, rather than weight and richness. Hard work throughout the growing season and detailed selection are key to this success. Jean-Marc also feels it is very important to have a mixture of vine ages within each vineyard plot, not only to produce a more complex wine, but also to reduce the loss of several years’ production when the old vines need to be replaced. The quality here is very high, with Jean-Marc’s 1er Cru ‘Les Caillerets’ marrying brilliantly a subtle note of white flowers with a hint of toast, culminating in a palate-pleasing salinity on the finale.
- Domaine Bruno Colin Domaine Bruno Colin
We’ve known of Bruno Colin’s talent for a while and are delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with him. Bruno owns a little more than 8 hectares of top vineyards in Chassagne and the neighbouring villages. His style is modern with great purity and definition. Bruno is equally successful with both his reds and his whites, which few achieve in Burgundy.
- Thomas Morey Thomas Morey
Thomas Morey, the younger son of Bernard, has set up his cellar in the old family house in Chassagne. He is working 8 hectares and has already established himself as one of the young stars of the appellation. His style is different from that of his father, in being slightly more linear and tighter, and closer to the modern interpretation of Burgundy.
- Domaine Hubert Lamy Domaine Hubert Lamy
Olivier Lamy is one of the brightest young stars in the Côte de Beaune, following in the footsteps of his father Hubert Lamy by joining him at the family domaine. He has succeeded in putting Saint Aubin on the map, worthy of mention in the same breath as the famous neighbouring appellations of Chassagne and Puligny. A very hard worker and one of the first to understand that most of the work has to be done in the vineyard, he is making racy wines from the family’s 18.5 hectares of vines with great acidity and length, always punching well above their weight
- Domaine Justin Girardin Domaine Justin Girardin
Domaine Justin Girardin is very much a family affair, with a winemaking heritage that stretches back to the beginning of the 19th Century. Jacques (brother of Vincent) handed over the running of the 17ha family domaine to his son Justin in 2012. Whilst not being officially certified, Justin uses many organic techniques, as he is passionate about producing wines that express terroir. The results are superbly perfumed, multi-layered wines.
Côte de Nuits
- Aurélien Verdet Aurélien Verdet
Born in into a family who have pioneered organic viticulture from as early as the 1970s, Aurélien Verdet has always been driven to carry on the tradition. Originally, having 8 hectares of vines in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Aurélien expanded greatly, adding to his own Domaine holdings in Vosne Romanée village and strictly limited plots of 1ers Crus in 2009, then in 2015 added further holdings in Marsannay and Comblanchien/ Côtes de Nuits Villages.
He augments his range through grape contracts under which he lays down the criteria for the early part of the growing season with his suppliers. He then takes over the vineyard work in July and harvests and vinifies the grapes then bottles the wines. In tradition of his upbringing, the grapes are tended organically (though only his own Domaine vines are AB Certified).
Grapes are harvested manually and all the cuvées are vinified the same way: he uses minimal sulphur and since 2013, he has been leaving up to 30% whole bunch. Ten days cold maceration on the skins is followed by fermentation/maceration lasts for 30 days with gentle extraction. The wines are aged in oak barrels sourced from Tronçais and Vosges forests and not exceeding 1/3 new each year
- Domaine Marc Roy Domaine Marc Roy
Located in the heart of Gevrey Chambertin, this miniscule 4 hectares estate has passed from father to son for generations, yet the winemaking is now carried out by Marc’s only daughter Alexandrine. She has made a huge impact on the domaine, having previously spent time in other classic Pinot Noir growing regions, such as Oregon and Central Otago. Although Alexandrine has no Grand or 1er Crus, her village wines are of an exceptionally high quality coming from very old vines (70 year old for the Vieilles Vignes).
- Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Domaine Rossignol-Trapet
The 14 hectare Domaine Rossignol-Trapet was created as recently as 1990 when the original Louis Trapet vineyard holdings were divided between his daughter and his son-in-law Jacques Rossignol. Since then Jacques’ two sons, Nicolas and David have gradually taken over the reins of the business. The domaine has been certified 100% biodynamic since 2004. With vineyards spread equally across Village, 1er Cru and Grand Cru holdings in Gevrey Chambertin, the domaine offers a fascinating insight into the sheer variety of flavours that this famous Burgundy village can muster. The brothers are very pleased with their 2014s, which reflect their very precise origins with clarity and elegance. They prefer to harvest later and use less new oak, as their aim is to achieve fruit ripeness rather than oak dominance. Typically, the ‘Village’ wine matures in 10-15% new oak, the 1er Crus 25% new oak and the Grands Crus 50% new oak. Purity of fruit and freshness are the hallmarks here.
- Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot
The highly respected family-run Domaine Faiveley purchased this fine domaine in 2014. Didier Chevillon remained consultant winemaker until 2016, working alongside Jérôme Flous and Faiveley’s winemakers to ensure that the wines’ style and personality remained intact. Jérôme and team have now taken over full responsibility for the winemaking, respecting the previous quality and individuality of the wines, whilst also lavishing even more care and attention on them. With vineyard holdings totalling almost 20 hectares in top Premiers Crus and Grands Crus, it is not surprising that Faiveley grabbed this opportunity!
- Domaine Robert Groffier Domaine Robert Groffier
Founded by Frédéric Groffier in the 19th Century, Domaine Robert Groffier remains family run with Robert’s son Serge and grandson Nicolas now at the helm. Most of the domaine’s vineyards are located in Chambolle Musigny, producing powerful, deeply coloured wines, which are true expressions of the terroir.
- Domaine des Lambrays Domaine des Lambrays
This famous 11 hectares domaine in Morey St Denis owns the largest single holding of any Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy, 8.7ha of Clos des Lambrays. With a history stretching back to the mid-19th century, the domaine had been in the hands of the Freund family (originally from Koblenz, Germany) since 1996. In April 2014, it was purchased by LVMH, yet the winemaking responsibility and general management of the Domaine now lays with the very gentle, hospitable Boris Champy, who officially took over from Thierry Brouin in April 2018. The quality of the wines shine brightly here. The Morey St Denis is a superb blend of fruit from various lieux-dits, namely La Riotte, Clos Solon, Les Larreys and La Bidaude (just above Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru itself)
- Domaine Georges Lignier Domaine Georges Lignier
Benoît Stehly, nephew of Georges Lignier, has run the estate since 2008 after working at the domaine for a decade alongside his uncle. His approach is very delicate, as he seeks to achieve maximum aromatic concentration, and quality has improved dramatically as a result. At the Villages level, the wines are matured in used oak barrels, while 1er Crus see 30% new oak and Grand Crus 50% new oak. A seam of seductive elegance runs throughout the range of wines. Benoît’s deep respect for tradition allied to a sublime expression of each terroir shapes his decisions, ensuring that the wines evoke their precise origins with clarity and poise. Since 2010, the wines are neither fined nor filtered. The domaine has an enviable spread of 16ha of vineyards encompassing 50 parcels including top Grand Crus. They are the largest owner of Clos Saint-Denis, at 1.5ha, and control over a hectare of Clos de la Roche
- Domaine Taupenot-Merme Domaine Taupenot-Merme
We are very pleased to be working with this highly regarded 13ha estate. Romain Taupenot has elevated his domaine to be one of the very best in the Morey St Denis and recent journalists’ comments on his wines are testament of the quality achieved here.
- Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot
In charge of Domaine de Courcel during the mornings, Yves Confuron returns to look after the 11ha family domaine for the rest of the day, helped by his brother Jean-Pierre who also vinifies wines for Domaine Chanson. This is one of the most serious and consistent domaines in the Côte d’Or and even the village wines are superb! However, it is the Premier Cru ‘Suchots’ that is many followers’ favourite.
- Marchand-Tawse Marchand-Tawse
With over 25 years of winemaking experience at renowned Burgundy domaines such as Comte Armand and Domaine de la Vougeraie, and as a consultant in Chile, California, Canada and Australia, Pascal Marchand possesses a deep understanding of terroir-driven wines. At the beginning of 2006, he created his new micro-négociant label. For Pascal’s first vintage, he produced almost 1,000 cases from 7 different wines, mainly from the Côte de Nuits. He now offers in excess of 40 different appellations from the Côte de Nuits, as well as a smattering of wine from the Côte de Beaune. His fruit is sourced from growers he knows well and in whom he has total confidence. All of his wines originate from vineyards with vines of a minimum of 35 years of age. Some of his growers are certified organic; some are organic in ethos but work without certification. All though are highly dedicated to quality. Pascal’s partnership with his long-time friend Moray Tawse marks a commitment to crafting wines that are amongst the finest expression of Burgundy’s most celebrated terroirs.
- Christophe Cordier Christophe Cordier
Christophe is a multi-talented winemaker. After establishing the 25ha family domaine as the leader in the region, he also started a small négociant range, buying the best grapes sourced locally from some of the finest, oldest, trusted vineyards. He prefers to use traditional winemaking techniques in order to produce these classically elegant, yet full flavoured wines.