This is perhaps, together with François Raveneau, regarded as the most outstanding producer in the Chablis region. The family owned domaine has been producing wine from the Chardonnay grape since 1931.
René’s son Vincent started working in the vineyard since 1976 and is currently running the business. Although his father used fertilisers and herbicides in the vineyards, he respected his vines and the terroir. Vincent eventually moved to biodynamic farming and the results are encouraging.
The domaine is only one of few estates in Chablis which are using old oak barrels during “élevage”. This is necessary to give the wine its body and structure without losing the vineyards’ characteristics. The domaine produces 9 different wines, including the red “Bourgogne – Irancy” made from Pinot Noir Grapes. The top wines in their portfolio are the two Grands Crus: “Les Clos” (1.70 Ha) and “Les Preuses” (1 Ha), massive