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Domaine Oudin in Chichée

Domaine Oudin in Chichée, just outside Chablis, is the result of Jean-Claude and Christiane Oudin becoming tired of the hectic Paris life in the mid-1980s. With two hectares of vines coming from Christiane’s father they decided to start a new life as winegrowers.

– Our mother grew up in Chichée [...]

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Domaine Huguenot in Marsannay-la-Côte

In recent years Marsannay has raised its profile. With a dynamic group of growers who share experiences with each other and work together the appellation has become one to watch closely, with the possibility of having part of it upgraded to premier cru in a not too distant future.

– Each of us has a style of our own, says Philippe Huguenot of Domaine Huguenot. We don’t [...]

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Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot in Chassagne-Montrachet

In 1994, with a new winery just finished down by the route nationale in Chassagne-Montrachet, Fernand Pillot said to his son Laurent ”From now on you will make the wine. I will stay in the vineyards”.

– I was 28, still young, says Laurent Pillot. For me it was a great opportunity, a great opportunity to learn and to improve. Working with the older generation can [...]

Interview

Domaine Agnès et Didier Dauvissat in Beine

In and around Chablis there are three Domaine Dauvissat. The most recent was created by Agnès and Didier Dauvissat in 1987.

– My parents were vineyard workers, explains Florent Dauvissat, the son of Agnès and Didier. There were not any vines in the family, so [...]

Domaine Huber-Verdereau Interview

Domaine Huber-Verdereau in Volnay

Going organic just wasn’t enough. In fact, when Thiebault Huber decided to take on the family domaine in Volnay he quickly realised that organic would be just a transition period. Biodynamic was the goal.

– To be just organic was actually a bit boring [...]


 
 
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Vintage character and continuity

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– The chardonnay is not my reference. The aligoté is.

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Domaine Jean-Louis & Jean-Christophe Bersan

Six different grape varieties

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– It’s great for us, says Jean-Christophe...

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