“This seemingly always boxes above its weight and 2016 is no exception and while there is noticeable oak toast present, it's not so much as to partially mask the red currant, cassis spice and freshly turned earth-infused aromas. The mouth feel of the middle weight flavors is unusually sleek in the context of what is typical for the appellation, all wrapped in a pliant, delicious and balanced finish that flashes only a trace of Aloxe rusticity. Once again the wood treatment will need a few years to better integrate though here it's less of an open question.”
- The Burghound, Issue 72 89 points
This Domaine was created at the end of the 19th century and initially it only had vines in the commune of Chorey. Today, cousins Nathalie, Jean-Paul and Olivier look after 24 hectares of vineyards in the villages of Chorey, Beaune, Savigny and Aloxe-Corton. They believe that wine is a living substance, which is conceived and shared from birth to tasting, and they aim to offer the wine drinker unique sensations, precise aromas and refined pleasure which they achieve through great determination and unremitting attention to detail. As with most top domaines, the work in the vineyards is of the greatest importance, no fertilizers are used in an attempt to limit the vigor of the vines and a green harvest is done in the summer to help promote healthy grapes that will deliver balanced, subtle and complex aromas. After being hand harvested, the grapes are treated in the vat house to a mix of traditional methods (destalking and manual punching down of the caps) and modern techniques (pneumatic presses and temperature controlled fermentations). The wines are matured in a mix of new and used French oak casks for 16 to 18 months and are bottled at the Domaine under the best technical conditions possible.