The Domaine

The vineyards

The domaine is spread over 53 parcels of vines, extending over 22 hectares and 7 communes. This scattered division of our land helps us to produce wines that are fully representative of the Chablis vineyards, and notably, to benefit from the specific characteristics of the two banks of the Serein river valley.

We work with 3 of the 4 appellations, specifically:

  • Petit-Chablis: 0.16 hectare
  • Chablis: 17.50 hectares
  • Chablis Premiers Crus Côte de Léchet: 1.99 hectares
  • Chablis Premiers Crus Fourchaumes: 0.60 hectare
  • Chablis Premiers Crus Montmains: 0.76 hectare
  • Chablis Premier cru Homme Mort: 0.15 hectare
  • Chablis Premiers Crus Vaillons: 0.83 hectare

Our philosophy

To let the terroir express itself, and to preserve it... These are the guiding principles of our interventions, from the first cut of the secateurs to the bottling. In the vines we only intervene to help the plants to do that which they do best.

It is with this spirit that we aim for reasonable yields (about 60HL/Ha), using targeted pruning, a closely controlled debudding and strict fertilisation according to the relevant vines.

We also look to preserve our environment when thinking about our treatments. We favour the use of copper and sulphate (organic products) in years where there is not too much phyto-sanitary pressure.

Equally we have stopped using insecticides (apart from in exceptional circumstances), in order to respect the fauna of our vineyards. We are also looking to develop and preserve the life in our soils in order to improve the quality of the nutrients for our vines.

By stopping chemical weed control, burning the fruiting canes, ploughing when necessary (and not systematically), coupled with a winter sodding (green fertilizing), we can preserve the balance and the structure of our soils.

In the cellar, we preserve the fruit if the vine, and allow it to express itself.

The quality of a wine is made in the vineyards, and in the cellar we allow this quality to express itself. So we try to harvest at optimal maturity (healthy grapes, good sugar concentration, and maximum aromas).

We mostly machine harvest, to be as reactive as possible, and we pay great attention to how are machine are regulated, in order to ensure the very highest quality of crop.

When the grapes arrive at the winery they are sorted to eliminate anything undesirable (leaves and vegetation, botrytised grapes...). We only want our wines to express our terroir. Because of this we vinify according to geographic situation, and only in stainless steel tanks. We look to age the wines over a relatively long period (one to two years), to allow them to take the time to ripen without rushing nature.

For your pleasure the fruits of our labour

Two years of work, passion, patience... It takes a minimum of 2 years for our wines to find their way to your glass. The cold days out pruning, the many hours spent caring for the vines and wines, the long days of the harvest, the rainy mornings...

All of these memories are concentrated within our bottles. It is up to you to write the next chapter over your meals, aperitifs and tastings.

11 et 13 rue de Léchet - 89800 Milly
Tel : +33(0)3 86 42 12 23 - Mobile : +33(0)6 85 95 34 68
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