Burgundy is one of the most famous wine regions in France and in the world. It is also one of the smallest, which explains the rarity and price of its wines. Burgundy has a long history in winemaking dating back to the monks who identified the “climats” centuries ago which are now the actual classification of Premier Cru and Grand Cru in Cote d’Or recognised as an UNESCO world heritage site.
There is over one hundred different appellations that represent all the richness and complexity of the wines from Burgundy. From the minerality of a Chablis, through the richness of a Gevrey-Chambertin, the finesse of a Montrachet or the elegance of a Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy is full of gems that you need to discover.
Four different grapes predominates in Burgundy : Pinot Noir and Gamay for the reds and Chardonnay and Aligote for the whites. However, Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay are the most widely planted varietals in Burgundy and they are the only one in all the Premier Cru and Grand Cru, the best wines from Burgundy.
Located in the heart of Chablis, the brilliantly talented Samuel Billaud, finding family politics hard going, founded in 2009 his own estate in Chablis producing wines with grapes purchased from selected suppliers. With the sale of his family’s Domaine Billaud- Simon to Faiveley in 2014, Samuel has gotten back a proportion of the vineyards for himself. Since then, he started producing wine from his own wineyards, creating wines of exceptional quality.
The Domaine Raoul Gautherin et Fils, one of the oldest estates in Chablis, is a family-owned and transmitted from father to son for many generations. Located in the heart of Chablis, they benefit from both a strong wine-making heritage and a top-of-the-range vineyard exposed on the best hillsides. The wines are elaborated in a traditional way expressing the inimitable clay-limestone soil. The vineyards are cultivated with rigor and passion in a reasoned and sustainable way.