Bourgogne Domaine Joussier

 

Located in the small village of Saint Denis de Vaux, between Mercurey and Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise, the 17th century the Clos de L’Évêché was part of a larger property owned by the Bishop of Autun. Vincent Joussier purchased Domaine de L’Évêché in 1985 and runs the estate today with his wife Sylvie and son Quentin (since 2018).

The Côte Chalonnaise vineyards cover 14 hectares across several appellations, all farmed with an organic approach (no certification): Mercurey, Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise, Crémant de Bourgogne, Coteaux Bourguignons and Bourgogne Aligoté. Most of the production comes from pinot noir (80%) and chardonnay (15%) but also small amounts of aligoté and gamay. The estate is considered locally as a hidden gem offering wines of fantastic values. Vinification is traditional and the use of sulphites is judicious with no other input or interventionist techniques.

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