1 chemin du Château 21190 CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
The Bader-Mimeur estate was born from the alliance of the Burgundy families Nié-Bader and Mimeur.
In 1919, the founder Charles Mimeur, then wine-grower in the Maranges acquired the 5 prestigious hectares of vines from the Château de Chassagne-Montrachet and had his daughter Elise MIMEUR married to Charles BADER, who took over the reins.
The estate, passed on from generation to generation, is now operated by Marie-Pierre BADER, her husband Alain FOSSIER and her children Nathalie and Sébastien.
The vineyard now extends over 8 hectares, mainly in Chassagne-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin.
All of our plots are just around the winery, which enable us to provide them with daily surveillance and the utmost care because we believe the best wines can only be created from the best grapes. Run in a reasoned figh way, our vines are up to 75 years old. Plowing, mechanical weeding, recycling of branches, manual leaf stripping … So many works that allow us to reduce our impact on the environment and guarantee an irreproachable sanitary state.
The Chardonnay and Aligoté grapes, harvested by hand, are pressed slowly and gently. After a night of settling, the must is sown in oak barrels by gravity in our buried vaulted cellars, it is transformed into wine via natural alcoholic fermentation thanks to indigenous yeasts. The ageing then lasts a year with a regular “batonnage” of the lees in order to perfect the aromas.
The Pinot Noir is 100% destemmed and naturally ferments in large open conical oak vats, all complemented by manual punching down and pumping over to extract the material. The ageing in oak barrels then lasts between 12 to 16 months.
We let each vintage and terroir express its own personality.