Meet the Producer
Boutinot first visited this Domaine in 2010 and has been actually buying from this source since 2013. The family Domaine is now in its 5th generation with Michel’s son Romain taking over the reins just a couple of years ago. Despite having officially retired, the team is still mother, father and son.
The Domaine is situated in the village of Bussières within the southern area of the Mâconnais region, part of the Val Lamartinien (Lamartine’s home of Pierreclos is just a few KM away) an historic figure with great influence on the local patrimony of the area. Classic Argilo- calcaire that suits Chardonnay so well and lends elegance and finesse to the final wines.
The wines are fine and pure and we taste every single vat in the cellar before making our final selection. 3 years ago we put two demi-muids in the cellar and vinify wine in these that is then later blended into part of our main cuvee. Thus we now work with two different profiles - one offering pure, elegant crisp chardonnay that we use under our Macon Villages label, the other having 10% of barrel –aged wines offers a more textural, slightly creamy wine that we bottle under the Domaine name as Bourgogne Chardonnay.
About the Winemaker