White  wines

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    Bourgogne Aligoté

    Appellation Régionale

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: approximately 1608 ha 58 a.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Burgundy comes from the word Burgonde.

    “The Burgondes were a population of good barbarians of Germanic and perhaps Scandinavian origin. Driven out by bad barbarians, they dreamed of a Promised Land. Very few in number in approximately 436 B.C., the Burgondes reached Savoie and then progressed towards the Rhone Valley and progressively inhabited Lyon. In the year 500, the kingdom of the Burgondes reached its peak. Gondebaud, their king, was undoubtedly one of the very first great princes of Burgundy. For his people, he officially produced a Lex Burgundionum, thanks to which the inhabitants of Burgundy can learn, even at that far-distant time in the past, that “stealing grapes from a vineyard or refusing to give hospitality to a stranger are considered as acts of serious misconduct and merit severe punishment.”

    Pierre Poupon, an excerpt from his book “Toute la Bourgogne, portrait d’une province”, published in 1970.

     

    Aligoté belongs to the Noirien family of grape varieties; it therefore originates from Pinot Noir. Like Chardonnay, it stems from hybridization between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Regional Appellations are wines that can be made out of a blend of several locations, recognized within the appellation area. Wine merchant-maturer is a special profession, involving the careful selection of the best parcels for winemaking, according to the vintage.

    When it comes to our Bourgogne Aligoté, we have selected parcels on the hillsides of Pernand-Vergelesses and the stony parts of Marsannay.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Bourgogne

    Appellation Régionale

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: approximately 854 ha 19 a.

     

     

    Origine

     

    The Chardonnay grape variety belongs to the Noiriens family and is a natural descendant of Pinot Noir, crossed with Gouais Blanc. At present, it is found throughout the world, but its motherland is still Burgundy. During the Middle Ages, it was identified in Côte-d’Or Beaunois. It most probably originates from the Maconnais district in Saône-et-Loire. Indeed it is mentioned in 1865 as “the best Chardonnet, but in small quantities in Saint-Sorlin” (currently known as La Roche-Vineuse). During the 19th century, growers used to call it Chardenet or Chaudenet. Chardonnay prefers fairly heavy deep clay soils. It is highly expressive when planted between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. It also reveals other sides to its character on the mound of Corton or throughout Côte de Beaune. Over the centuries, growers have managed to select the best vines, confirming more than ever, the inseparable trio: grape variety, terroir and climate.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Regional Appellations are wines that can be made out of a blend of several locations, recognized within the appellation area. Wine merchant-maturer is a special profession, involving the careful selection of the best parcels for winemaking, according to the vintage.

    In that which concerns our Bourgogne Blanc, we have selected parcels in Clos de la Combe in Puligny-Montrachet, in the village of Corpeau, neighbouring that of Puligny-Montrachet, within Côte de Beaune and the Maconnais area.

     

     

     

     

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    Auxey-Duresses

    Appellation Village

    Lieux-dits Les Hautées et La Macabrée

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 38 ha 06 a.

    Locallity named:

    Les Hautées : 8 ha 02 a 89 ca.

    La Macabrée : 5 ha 65 a 80 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located at the entrance of the valley that descends into the Hautes Côtes from the Côte de Beaune, on the la Rochepot and Autun road. This village has the specific feature of grouping within it the hamlets of Auxey-le-Grand, Petit-Auxey and Melin. During the Gallo-Romain period, Melin was a leading druidic site. Then, during the VIIth century the monks of Saint-Shyphorien d’Autun brought new prosperity here. Monks from the Abbey of Cluny took over during the Xth century, making Auxey-Duresses an additional wealthy agricultural domain with grain mills and grape presses. Auxey comes from the Latin word Alcius, which became Aucey and then Aucé, undoubtedly linked to a Gallo-Roman. It also alludes to Alise or falaise in French (meaning cliff), as the site of the village lends itself to this. The climat name of Duresses was added, but its origin has not been found.

    Les Hautées is in connection with the location’s toponymy.

    La Macabrée evokes a parcel in the marshland where reeds used to grow.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine comes from the vines of 2 parcels, that are about 40 years old, located in the districts called Les Hautées and La Macabrée, and bordering the village of Meursault. Facing East/North-East and at an altitude of 280 to 300 metres, they are situated on 40 to 60-cm deep, brown limestone soils. Stone laden, this earth has been produced by altered limestone from Dijon-Corton and Ladoix.

     

     

     

     

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    Meursault

    Appellation Village

    Lieu-dit Les Vireuils Dessous

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 277 ha 63 a.

    Locality named : 9 ha 28 a 84 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Enhanced and developed by the monks of Cîteaux from the year 1098, the village is now listed by Unesco as a part of World Heritage. All of its buildings make reference to Burgundy wine producing tradition, with vintners’ houses and grand stately properties. The Town Hall became famous thanks to the film La Grande Vadrouille. The spire of the  XVth century church is 53 metres high.

    Named Murassalt in 1094, it appears that Meursault comes from minor saltus or “small forest” or even marsault, a place planted with willow trees.

    Les Vireuils means trail or path in old French, as one bypasses the village.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine comes from vines that are about 35 years old, situated in a district called Les Vireuils Dessous in Meursault. Facing East/North-East and at an altitude of 300 to 320 metres, they are situated on 40 to 60-cm deep, brown limestone soils. Stone laden, this earth has been produced by altered limestone from Ladoix.

     

     

     

     

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    Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru

    Climat Les Vergers

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 116 ha 99 ca.

    The climat : 5 ha 21 a 02 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area. It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.The name Les Vergers (orchards) finds its origin in fruit production, which was very common during the Middle Ages.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from 50-year-old vines, located in the area of Chassagne-Montrachet in the climate called Les Vergers. Facing East and at an altitude of 255 to 270 metres, they are planted in the limestone of Chassagne, which is massive and resistant to erosion, thereby producing shallow brown soils.

     

     

     

     

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    Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru

    Climat Tête du Clos

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 116 ha 99 ca.

    The climat : 2 ha 11 a 64 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area.

    It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from 60-year-old vines, situated in the southern part of Chassagne-Montrachet at the heart of the Tête du Clos climate. Facing South-East and at an altitude of 255 to 270 metres, they are planted in limestone from Chassagne, which is massive and resistant to erosion, thereby producing a stone laden, fine white soil.

     

     

     

     

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    Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

    Climats Le Rognet et Corton et Le Charlemagne

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 56 ha 61 a.

    Les climats :

    Le Rognet et Corton : 2 ha 22 a 26 ca.

    Le Charlemagne : 16 ha 94 a 72 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The Côte de Beaune begins with the Montagne de Corton. History or myth, this hillside once belonged to Charlemagne, hence its name. But the queen disliked the wine, so the hillside was re-planted with Chardonnay. The locality “Le Charlemagne” is the appellation’s historic core. Located just below the wood of Corton, it gave its name to the entire hillside, whose altitude varies from 250 to 360 metres.

    The name Corton comes from the Gallo-Roman period where a rural domain called Curtis was perpetuated by the Franks and subsequently by the monks of Cîteaux. Separated by a path from the historic climat Corton and split from it following successive inheritances, the climat Rognet et Corton was “rogné” (trimmed) of Corton, hence its name.

    Le Charlemagne comes from the Emperor who had vines in this place. He offered them as a gift to Saulieu Abbey in 775.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from vines situated at an altitude of 300 to 320 metres, some of which are 50 years old. They are located in the climate called Le Rognet et Corton, the sub-soil of which is made up of limestone from Dijon Corton, including a fossil laden marl layer. The other part comes from 25-year-old-vines, within the climate dubbed, Le Charlemagne, located on white marl from the Pernand district, producing heavy light coloured soil, rich in loamy clay and limestone, on top of the slope of Corton’s famous hill.

     

     

     

     

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Camille Giroud • 3 Rue Pierre Joigneaux, 21200 Beaune

 

T. 03 80 22 12 65 • contact@camillegiroud.com

 

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    Bourgogne Aligoté

    Appellation Régionale

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: approximately 1608 ha 58 a.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Burgundy comes from the word Burgonde.

    “The Burgondes were a population of good barbarians of Germanic and perhaps Scandinavian origin. Driven out by bad barbarians, they dreamed of a Promised Land. Very few in number in approximately 436 B.C., the Burgondes reached Savoie and then progressed towards the Rhone Valley and progressively inhabited Lyon. In the year 500, the kingdom of the Burgondes reached its peak. Gondebaud, their king, was undoubtedly one of the very first great princes of Burgundy. For his people, he officially produced a Lex Burgundionum, thanks to which the inhabitants of Burgundy can learn, even at that far-distant time in the past, that “stealing grapes from a vineyard or refusing to give hospitality to a stranger are considered as acts of serious misconduct and merit severe punishment.”

    Pierre Poupon, an excerpt from his book “Toute la Bourgogne, portrait d’une province”, published in 1970.

     

    Aligoté belongs to the Noirien family of grape varieties; it therefore originates from Pinot Noir. Like Chardonnay, it stems from hybridization between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Regional Appellations are wines that can be made out of a blend of several locations, recognized within the appellation area. Wine merchant-maturer is a special profession, involving the careful selection of the best parcels for winemaking, according to the vintage.

    When it comes to our Bourgogne Aligoté, we have selected parcels on the hillsides of Pernand-Vergelesses and the stony parts of Marsannay.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Bourgogne

    Appellation Régionale

    territory

     

    Area of the appellation: approximately 854 ha 19 a.

     

     

    Origin

     

    The Chardonnay grape variety belongs to the Noiriens family and is a natural descendant of Pinot Noir, crossed with Gouais Blanc. At present, it is found throughout the world, but its motherland is still Burgundy. During the Middle Ages, it was identified in Côte-d’Or Beaunois. It most probably originates from the Maconnais district in Saône-et-Loire. Indeed it is mentioned in 1865 as “the best Chardonnet, but in small quantities in Saint-Sorlin” (currently known as La Roche-Vineuse). During the 19th century, growers used to call it Chardenet or Chaudenet. Chardonnay prefers fairly heavy deep clay soils. It is highly expressive when planted between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. It also reveals other sides to its character on the mound of Corton or throughout Côte de Beaune. Over the centuries, growers have managed to select the best vines, confirming more than ever, the inseparable trio: grape variety, terroir and climate.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Regional Appellations are wines that can be made out of a blend of several locations, recognized within the appellation area. Wine merchant-maturer is a special profession, involving the careful selection of the best parcels for winemaking, according to the vintage.

    In that which concerns our Bourgogne Blanc, we have selected parcels in Clos de la Combe in Puligny-Montrachet, in the village of Corpeau, neighbouring that of Puligny-Montrachet, within Côte de Beaune and the Maconnais area.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Auxey-Duresses

    Appellation Village

    Lieux-dits Les Hautées

    et La Macabrée

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 38 ha 06 a.

    Locallity named:

    Les Hautées : 8 ha 02 a 89 ca.

    La Macabrée : 5 ha 65 a 80 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located at the entrance of the valley that descends into the Hautes Côtes from the Côte de Beaune, on the la Rochepot and Autun road. This village has the specific feature of grouping within it the hamlets of Auxey-le-Grand, Petit-Auxey and Melin. During the Gallo-Romain period, Melin was a leading druidic site. Then, during the VIIth century the monks of Saint-Shyphorien d’Autun brought new prosperity here. Monks from the Abbey of Cluny took over during the Xth century, making Auxey-Duresses an additional wealthy agricultural domain with grain mills and grape presses.

    Auxey comes from the Latin word Alcius, which became Aucey and then Aucé, undoubtedly linked to a Gallo-Roman. It also alludes to Alise or falaise in French (meaning cliff), as the site of the village lends itself to this. The climat name of Duresses was added, but its origin has not been found.

    Les Hautées is in connection with the location’s toponymy. La Macabrée evokes a parcel in the marshland where reeds used to grow.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine comes from the vines of 2 parcels, that are about 40 years old, located in the districts called Les Hautées and La Macabrée, and bordering the village of Meursault. Facing East/North-East and at an altitude of 280 to 300 metres, they are situated on 40 to 60-cm deep, brown limestone soils. Stone laden, this earth has been produced by altered limestone from Dijon-Corton and Ladoix.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Meursault

    Appellation Village

    Lieu-dit Les Vireuils Dessous

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 277 ha 63 a.

    Locality named : 9 ha 28 a 84 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Enhanced and developed by the monks of Cîteaux from the year 1098, the village is now listed by Unesco as a part of World Heritage. All of its buildings make reference to Burgundy wine producing tradition, with vintners’ houses and grand stately properties. The Town Hall became famous thanks to the film La Grande Vadrouille. The spire of the XVth century church is 53 metres high.

    Named Murassalt in 1094, it appears that Meursault comes from minor saltus or “small forest” or even marsault, a place planted with willow trees. Les Vireuils means trail or path in old French, as one bypasses the village.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine comes from vines that are about 35 years old, situated in a district called Les Vireuils Dessous in Meursault. Facing East/North-East and at an altitude of 300 to 320 metres, they are situated on 40 to 60-cm deep, brown limestone soils. Stone laden, this earth has been produced by altered limestone from Ladoix.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Chassagne-Montrachet

    Premier Cru

    Climat Les Vergers

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 116 ha 99 ca.

    The climat : 5 ha 21 a 02 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area.

    It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.

    The name Les Vergers (orchards) finds its origin in fruit production, which was very common during the Middle Ages.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from 50-year-old vines, located in the area of Chassagne-Montrachet in the climate called Les Vergers. Facing East and at an altitude of 255 to 270 metres, they are planted in the limestone of Chassagne, which is massive and resistant to erosion, thereby producing shallow brown soils.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Chassagne-Montrachet

    Premier Cru

    Climat Tête du Clos

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 116 ha 99 ca.

    The climat : 2 ha 11 a 64 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area. It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from 60-year-old vines, situated in the southern part of Chassagne-Montrachet at the heart of the Tête du Clos climate. Facing South-East and at an altitude of 255 to 270 metres, they are planted in limestone from Chassagne, which is massive and resistant to erosion, thereby producing a stone laden, fine white soil.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Corton-Charlemagne

    Grand Cru

    Climats Le Rognet et Corton

    et Le Charlemagne

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 56 ha 61 a.

    The climats :

    Le Rognet et Corton : 2 ha 22 a 26 ca.

    Le Charlemagne : 16 ha 94 a 72 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The Côte de Beaune begins with the Montagne de Corton. History or myth, this hillside once belonged to Charlemagne, hence its name. But the queen disliked the wine, so the hillside was re-planted with Chardonnay. The locality “Le Charlemagne” is the appellation’s historic core. Located just below the wood of Corton, it gave its name to the entire hillside, whose altitude varies from 250 to 360 metres. The name Corton comes from the Gallo-Roman period where a rural domain called Curtis was perpetuated by the Franks and subsequently by the monks of Cîteaux. Separated by a path from the historic climat Corton and split from it following successive inheritances, the climat Rognet et Corton was “rogné” (trimmed) of Corton, hence its name. Le Charlemagne comes from the Emperor who had vines in this place. He offered them as a gift to Saulieu Abbey in 775.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from vines situated at an altitude of 300 to 320 metres, some of which are 50 years old. They are located in the climate called Le Rognet et Corton, the sub-soil of which is made up of limestone from Dijon Corton, including a fossil laden marl layer. The other part comes from 25-year-old-vines, within the climate dubbed, Le Charlemagne, located on white marl from the Pernand district, producing heavy light coloured soil, rich in loamy clay and limestone, on top of the slope of Corton’s famous hill.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

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    Bourgogne Aligoté

    Appellation Régionale

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: approximately 1608 ha 58 a.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Burgundy comes from the word Burgonde.

    “The Burgondes were a population of good barbarians of Germanic and perhaps Scandinavian origin. Driven out by bad barbarians, they dreamed of a Promised Land. Very few in number in approximately 436 B.C., the Burgondes reached Savoie and then progressed towards the Rhone Valley and progressively inhabited Lyon. In the year 500, the kingdom of the Burgondes reached its peak. Gondebaud, their king, was undoubtedly one of the very first great princes of Burgundy. For his people, he officially produced a Lex Burgundionum, thanks to which the inhabitants of Burgundy can learn, even at that far-distant time in the past, that “stealing grapes from a vineyard or refusing to give hospitality to a stranger are considered as acts of serious misconduct and merit severe punishment.”

    Pierre Poupon, an excerpt from his book “Toute la Bourgogne, portrait d’une province”, published in 1970.

     

    Aligoté belongs to the Noirien family of grape varieties; it therefore originates from Pinot Noir. Like Chardonnay, it stems from hybridization between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Regional Appellations are wines that can be made out of a blend of several locations, recognized within the appellation area. Wine merchant-maturer is a special profession, involving the careful selection of the best parcels for winemaking, according to the vintage.

    When it comes to our Bourgogne Aligoté, we have selected parcels on the hillsides of Pernand-Vergelesses and the stony parts of Marsannay.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

     

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    Bourgogne

    Appellation Régionale

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: approximately 854 ha 19 a.

     

     

    Origine

     

    The Chardonnay grape variety belongs to the Noiriens family and is a natural descendant of Pinot Noir, crossed with Gouais Blanc. At present, it is found throughout the world, but its motherland is still Burgundy. During the Middle Ages, it was identified in Côte-d’Or Beaunois. It most probably originates from the Maconnais district in Saône-et-Loire. Indeed it is mentioned in 1865 as “the best Chardonnet, but in small quantities in Saint-Sorlin” (currently known as La Roche-Vineuse). During the 19th century, growers used to call it Chardenet or Chaudenet. Chardonnay prefers fairly heavy deep clay soils. It is highly expressive when planted between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. It also reveals other sides to its character on the mound of Corton or throughout Côte de Beaune. Over the centuries, growers have managed to select the best vines, confirming more than ever, the inseparable trio: grape variety, terroir and climate.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Regional Appellations are wines that can be made out of a blend of several locations, recognized within the appellation area. Wine merchant-maturer is a special profession, involving the careful selection of the best parcels for winemaking, according to the vintage.

    In that which concerns our Bourgogne Blanc, we have selected parcels in Clos de la Combe in Puligny-Montrachet, in the village of Corpeau, neighbouring that of Puligny-Montrachet, within Côte de Beaune and the Maconnais area.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

     

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    Auxey-Duresses

    Appellation Village

    Lieux-dits Les Hautées

    et La Macabrée

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 38 ha 06 a.

    Locallity named:

    Les Hautées : 8 ha 02 a 89 ca.

    La Macabrée : 5 ha 65 a 80 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located at the entrance of the valley that descends into the Hautes Côtes from the Côte de Beaune, on the la Rochepot and Autun road. This village has the specific feature of grouping within it the hamlets of Auxey-le-Grand, Petit-Auxey and Melin. During the Gallo-Romain period, Melin was a leading druidic site. Then, during the VIIth century the monks of Saint-Shyphorien d’Autun brought new prosperity here. Monks from the Abbey of Cluny took over during the Xth century, making Auxey-Duresses an additional wealthy agricultural domain with grain mills and grape presses.

    Auxey comes from the Latin word Alcius, which became Aucey and then Aucé, undoubtedly linked to a Gallo-Roman. It also alludes to Alise or falaise in French (meaning cliff), as the site of the village lends itself to this. The climat name of Duresses was added, but its origin has not been found.

    Les Hautées is in connection with the location’s toponymy.

    La Macabrée evokes a parcel in the marshland where reeds used to grow.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine comes from the vines of 2 parcels, that are about 40 years old, located in the districts called Les Hautées and La Macabrée, and bordering the village of Meursault. Facing East/North-East and at an altitude of 280 to 300 metres, they are situated on 40 to 60-cm deep, brown limestone soils. Stone laden, this earth has been produced by altered limestone from Dijon-Corton and Ladoix.

     

     

     

     

    download the datasheet

     

     

     

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    Meursault

    Appellation Village

    Lieu-dit

    Les Vireuils Dessous

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation:

    277 ha 63 a.

    Locality named :

    9 ha 28 a 84 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Enhanced and developed by the monks of Cîteaux from the year 1098, the village is now listed by Unesco as a part of World Heritage. All of its buildings make reference to Burgundy wine producing tradition, with vintners’ houses and grand stately properties. The Town Hall became famous thanks to the film La Grande Vadrouille. The spire of the XVth century church is 53 metres high.

    Named Murassalt in 1094, it appears that Meursault comes from minor saltus or “small forest” or even marsault, a place planted with willow trees. Les Vireuils means trail or path in old French, as one bypasses the village.

     

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine comes from vines that are about 35 years old, situated in a district called Les Vireuils Dessous in Meursault. Facing East/North-East and at an altitude of 300 to 320 metres, they are situated on 40 to 60-cm deep, brown limestone soils. Stone laden, this earth has been produced by altered limestone from Ladoix.

     

     

     

     

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    Chassagne-Montrachet

    Premier Cru

    Climat Les Vergers

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 116 ha 99 ca.

    The climat : 5 ha 21 a 02 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area.

    It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.

    The name Les Vergers (orchards) finds its origin in fruit production, which was very common during the Middle Ages.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from 50-year-old vines, located in the area of Chassagne-Montrachet in the climate called Les Vergers. Facing East and at an altitude of 255 to 270 metres, they are planted in the limestone of Chassagne, which is massive and resistant to erosion, thereby producing shallow brown soils.

     

     

     

     

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    Chassagne-Montrachet

    Premier Cru

    Climat Tête du Clos

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 116 ha 99 ca.

    The climat : 2 ha 11 a 64 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune. A large market town during the Gallo-Roman era, the village endured the war waged between the Duchy of Burgundy and the Kingdom of France and was set ablaze in 1476. The resurgence of the village owes a great deal to the monks of Cluny who enhanced the village and re-established the winegrowing area.

    It was called Cassanae in 886, a name taken from cassanus, meaning oak in Roman. The name Montrachet was added; it may mean “Mont de l’Épervier” or even “Mont Pelé”: mentioned as “Mont Rachaz” in 1742, only bushes grew here at that time.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from 60-year-old vines, situated in the southern part of Chassagne-Montrachet at the heart of the Tête du Clos climate. Facing South-East and at an altitude of 255 to 270 metres, they are planted in limestone from Chassagne, which is massive and resistant to erosion, thereby producing a stone laden, fine white soil.

     

     

     

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    Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

    Climats

    Le Rognet et Corton

    et Le Charlemagne

    TERRITORY

     

    Area of the appellation: 56 ha 61 a.

    The climats:

    Le Rognet et Corton:

    2 ha 22 a 26 ca.

    Le Charlemagne :

     16 ha 94 a 72 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The Côte de Beaune begins with the Montagne de Corton. History or myth, this hillside once belonged to Charlemagne, hence its name. But the queen disliked the wine, so the hillside was re-planted with Chardonnay. The locality “Le Charlemagne” is the appellation’s historic core. Located just below the wood of Corton, it gave its name to the entire hillside, whose altitude varies from 250 to 360 metres. The name Corton comes from the Gallo-Roman period where a rural domain called Curtis was perpetuated by the Franks and subsequently by the monks of Cîteaux. Separated by a path from the historic climat Corton and split from it following successive inheritances, the climat Rognet et Corton was “rogné” (trimmed) of Corton, hence its name.

    Le Charlemagne comes from the Emperor who had vines in this place. He offered them as a gift to Saulieu Abbey in 775.

     

     

    The Terroir of our wine

     

    Our wine is derived from vines situated at an altitude of 300 to 320 metres, some of which are 50 years old. They are located in the climate called Le Rognet et Corton, the sub-soil of which is made up of limestone from Dijon Corton, including a fossil laden marl layer. The other part comes from 25-year-old-vines, within the climate dubbed, Le Charlemagne, located on white marl from the Pernand district, producing heavy light coloured soil, rich in loamy clay and limestone, on top of the slope of Corton’s famous hill.

     

     

     

     

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Camille Giroud

3 Rue Pierre Joigneaux,

21200 Beaune

 

T. 03 80 22 12 65

contact@camillegiroud.com

 

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