13 route de Santenay 21190 Chassagne-Montrachet
After a childhood spent in the heart of the Chassagne vines, it was my winemaking experiences in Australia and New Zealand, in contact with passionate and caring winegrowers, who passed on my passion for the profession.
Back in France, it was from my grandfather, Jacques Gagnard, that I learned about the special work of our terroirs of Chassagne-Montrachet. I moved alone in 2009 and therefore worked on the vines handed down since 1683 by our family, between respect for ancestral know-how and renewal.
In the interests of preserving the environment, I seek to minimize the impact of our work on the natural environment. I therefore minimize interventions while protecting the plant. The work of the vineyard is carried out by hand, from pruning to harvesting the grapes. The rows of vines are naturally grassed to promote the development and natural life of microorganisms. Because they are the ones who make our soils live, guaranteeing the particularity of our terroirs.
The grapes, harvested and sorted by hand, are aged in the centuries-old cellars of the estate, in oak barrels. Coming from forests in central France, they accompany the Chardonnay grape variety in pure and balanced aging.
At the estate, fermentation takes place naturally, according to the yeasts specific to each plot. This allows me to accurately express the character of each vintage.
Aging lasts an average of 18 months, giving the wine time to develop the unique aromatics of its terroir.