OUR PARTNERS IN BURGUNDY
Domaine Ravaut – Ladoix The oldest documents date back to 1897 and then 1936 on the occasion of the Concours Général Agricole de Paris competition in which our ancestors participated and obtained medals. It was after 1920 when Gaston Ravaut, known as “the Uncle” began producing wine for commercialization. Direct sales took off and the wine became the main source of revenue. Then, his son Pierre Ravaut took over. He who could have had a brilliant career (after having passed his baccalaureate exams) decided to spend his life making wine! This very colourful character was able to impose a style that continues today to mark the reputation of Maison RAVAUT.
Domaine Petitot – Ladoix Domaine Petitot comes from a Burgundian family in Corgoloin, Côte de Nuits, between Beaune and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Hervé Petitot and his wife Nathalie manage the entire production – from the vineyard to bottling and wine production. The family has nine hectares of land in the municipalities of Corgoloin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Savigny les Beaune, Pommard and Ladoix. They harvest the grapes manually and primary sorting is carried out in the fields. Domaine Petitot uses wine casks with an average age of one year, depending on the vintage and whether the wine is white or red. The family’s most important cuvées are Côte de Nuits – Red Village (100% Pinot) Terres Burgondes, Le Mon Boncourts, Les Vignottes. These wines have the classic mark of the fabulous Cotes de Nuits vineyards.
Domaine Jessiaume – Santenay Impossible to miss, the small jewel of Domaine Jessiaume sits welcomingly at the entrance to the tiny spa town of Santenay. Built in 1850, it comprises over 37 acres, with large plots in Santenay, important holdings in the Premiers Crus Auxey Duresses Les Ecusseaux and Volnay Les Brouillards and a terrific section of Beaune les Cent Vignes vineyard. Domaine Jessiaume wishes to create wines with elegance and finesse that are supple with well integrated tannins. The Philosophy centers on respect for the environment, low yields and respecting the phases of the lunar cycle.
Domaine Thierry Violot Guillemard – PommardGreat wines can only come from the best grapes. This is why I take such great care in tilling my land. My vineyards have been under organic management since 1999. As a proud successor of my ancestors’ heritage, I want to keep my terroir healthy so its quality can be appreciated in each of my wines. The way I make my wine truly reflects my terroir: no yeasting, no reverse osmosis, not too many technical interventions, and not too much wood so as not to alter the taste of the wine. I love the delicacy and the elegance, the ageing chardonnay, the distinctive pinot and above all, the fun!
Domaine Bzikot – Chassage Montrachet Sylvain Bzikot’s grandfather came to the village of Puligny from Poland just before the beginning of World War II, and all he owned were the clothes on his back. The family has owned four hectares of vineyards in the famous Puligny- Montrachet region for generations and produces wines of both village and Premier Cru standard. They also own nine hectares in Bourgogne where they produce the spectacular Bourgogne Blanc and Santenay Blanc. Sylvain Bzikot took over the business in 1991 and has run it ever since. The domaine is situated in the middle of Puligny Montrachet and produces a variety of wines: Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, Santenay, Saint Aubin, Meursault and Volnay. The wines are stored for at least 14 months in new and used casks.
Domaine Legros – Nuits Saint Georges This domaine is situated in Nuits-Saint-Georges, north of Beaune. It is a small town with around 6000 inhabitants and lies halfway between Beaune and Dijon. The vineyard is run by Francois Legros who took over the management in 1988 after his parents and uncle. Since then, Francois has extended his vineyard by purchasing new plots. His daughter graduated from the wine school in Beaune and began working in the cellars and vineyards to ensure the generational change. The vineyards in Côte de Nuits cover a 25 kilometre long, narrow strip of land. There are 2,500 hectares in Côte de Nuits and 350 hectares in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The earth is generally brown and slightly stony, limestone with clay fractions. The domaine has around 7.5 hectares of vineyards with 20 different categories of wine. In our opinion, the most popular are Bourgogne Rouge, Nuits Saint Georges, Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru “Perriere”, Chambolle Musigny V.V.