An appealingly fresh nose speaks of a panoply of red berry and earth scents where the latter is picked up by the succulent, even opulent, middle weight flavors that flash a hint of bitter cherry on the moderately firm finish. This is really quite good for its level and worth considering for an all-around house red as it should drink well early and with a few years of bottle age.
-- Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, 2019
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.