Our family has been settled for over a century in the hamlet of “Bréault Wood”. Our farm is isolated from Burgundy plateaus and is located 5 km away from the medieval town of Noyers-sur-Serein.
Vines have replaced grasslands with cows and sheep, stables and sheepfolds have been transformed into vinification cellars and bottle storage warehouses.
Our small vineyard covers:
1,30 hectares of A.O.C Chablis in Beine. There is a cuvée vinified in stainless steel vats, and another vinified in oak barrels and named “Etoile du Globe” –meaning literally “globe’s star” – in reference to the former Star Hotel, currently the Globe’s Hotel in the famous French movie “La Grande Vadrouille”, the place where my parents get married.
1,90 hectares of red Burgundy A.O.C and 0,82 hectares of Bourgogne Tonnerre A.O.C in Tonnerre.
Wines produced in Tonnerre are named “La Chardonneuse” in reference to the name of the climat, related to the thistles liking our clay-limestone soils. On the labels, the flower of thistle is in the heart of an ammonite, which is in the soil between 20 and 30 m passing through the plot, it is a rare phenomenon.
Thanks to the Chardonnay grape variety, we are producing Chablis in Beine and Bourgogne Tonnerre in Tonnerre and thanks to the Pinot Noir grape variety we are producing Burgundy rosé and red, and by blending them with each other , we are also producing a Crémant de Bourgogne (sparkling wine).
For our Chablis, the name of the “climats” (plots) are “Sur la forêt” and ‘Pisse-loup” and for our Bourgogne “La Chardonneuse”.
Since 2019 Maxime has established himself as a wine grower closed to Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the area called Hautes de Nuits. The vineyards are located in Curtil-Vergy and Etang-Vergy. He is currently growing 7ha of vineyards and is also planting new vines.
He grows different grape varieties: Aligoté, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir. Lots of his vines are high vines and terraced vines (which is rare in Burgundy) located just below the Saint Vivant Abbey, a place full of history. Vines existed more than 1000 years ago.
Noyers-sur-Serein : www.noyers-et-tourisme.com
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