Domaine de la Charmoise
A domaine where Burgundy meets Loire. Stéphane’s brother, Benoit, is winemaker at Etienne Sauzet in Puligny-Montrachet, and perhaps therefore it should come as little surprise that Stéphane has adopted a wholly Burgundian approach to the management of his vineyards. When he took over from his father in the last noughties he separated out many of his parcels to produce various micro-cuvées that reflect the subtleties of the different soil types. The domaine has been organic for the past three years and will be certified shortly. Pruning is vigorous and Stéphane looks to keep yields tight. Sadly, the past three vintages have seen nature keep things tight, too and production levels have been low. The excellent 2014s, should they be allowed to, will age well. As a range these are brilliant wines which seem to get better each year and Stéphane becomes a more confident winemaker, whose deft touch in the cellar allows his dedicated work in the vineyards to be fully reflected in his wines.
Winemaker: Jean-Sébastien Marionnet
Hectares: 60 Hectares
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