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For seven generations, the domaine has been in the same family, beginning with the Renevey family around 1850. Francoise Michaut Audidier was the first to plant white grapes. His daughter, Helene Michaut-Gaudeul, assumed control over the domaine in 2009 when her sister suddenly died. Helene had previously lived in Paris and enjoying her IT career.

Helene continues the family tradition of marrying modern technology, and tradition to farm their 16 hectares in the Cote de Nuit. They are an all-estate producing domaine. Helene’s desire was to change the way reds were made. Beginning in 2016, she switched to open top, stainless steel fermenters, for a softer extraction, and a more nuanced expression of Pinot Noir.


A new winery was built in 2015, some 50 meters from the previous one. Small temperature regulated vats are employed to allow the fruit to express itself unfettered.


White wines are quick pressed and moved to the cool vats to preserve freshness and aromas. The wine is rested on the lees and stirred early on to develop roundness and weight. Malolactic fermentation occurs as early as possible. Bottling occurs while the wine is still on the lees, after a gentle pressing.


Red grapes are gravity fed into vats. Fermentation occurs in small thermo-regulated vats. Punch down is done pneumatically in stainless steel vats. A 6 day cold soak, pre fermentation is performed to stabalise the must and gently extract colours and phenolics. The wines are aged in 228 Liter Allier French oak, approximately 20% new for 18 months. Malolactic fermentation is done late to extend the process, increase tannic development, to add richness and creaminess. Bottling is carried out after a light fining, without filtration.



The estate is in the village of Corgoloin


Cote d’Or Blanc


Cote d’Or is derived from “Cote d’Orient,” meaning East facing hills. This Burgundy appellation was created in 2017 to delineate the 40 communes in a 65km long area, some 2 km wide from Dijon to Maranges. These are the perhaps some of the best vineyards in the world for exquisite, expressive, Chardonnay. This wine spends 3 months on the lees. It has a distinct roundness. It is citrusy and floral. There are light, pleasant hints of baking spices, crisp golden, apple, and supple vanilla cream.





Cote de Nuits Village en Beauregard


From a site that is largely Marl-limestone, this wine takes on extra body and weight, while remaining vibrant and refreshing. Additionally, there is no small amount of nuttiness to compliment the tropical fruits, apples, lemon, and minerals. This multiple award winning wine is an utter bargain.


Cote de Nuits-Villages En Vierville


This lieu dit shares all of the same attributes of the greatest vineyards in Burgundy, slopes, geology, aspect, soils, et cetera. At 10,000 vines per hectare, this is perhaps one of the most densely populated vineyards on earth. This results in low yields, further limited by intense pruning, and very intense wines that are expressive of place and variety, balanced, and shockingly delicious.


Nuits Saint Georges Les Vallerots


Having been abandoned due to the sheer difficulty of working this plot, the property was consolidated from having been excessively fragmented. This plot is oolite, sedimentary rocks, that offer reasonably good drainage, as well as heat retention. The slope is quite steep, contributing to drainage and sun exposure as well. This is ideal for producing ripe, rich, red wines, while still maintaining excellent acidity. As such, the vineyard must be hand harvested. This has soft, gentle tannins, red fruit, light spices, cola, and black peppercorns.


Nuits Saint George 1er Crus Clos des Poulettes


This is from an domaine-owned property in the premier crus region of Nuits Saint George. The nose is intense, exhibiting deep, dark red fruit; cherries, raspberries, even red plums. While the flavours and aromas are concentrated, the wine remains lively, even bouncy, thanks to bracing acidity. The finish is long, balanced, and refreshing as well.












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