Like the vines, the Marchand and the Grillot families are both well rooted into the Burgundian soil. Focused primarily on their home soil of Gevrey-Chambertin, but with holdings as well in nearby Morey-Saint-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny, fifth generation winemaker Jacques Marchand brings extensive experience to produce red wines of character. Now aided by his son Etienne, who adds his own winemaking touches based in part on his experience from Oregon, and daughter Marion, the nine hectare estate strives to produce traditional style wines, respecting the varietal and the terroir, but increasingly using modern techniques. For example, the soil is surface ploughed regularly to limit weeds and reduce erosion, a sustainable viticulture approach which avoids unnecessary use of synthetic chemicals, thus preserving the soil (the estate stopped using herbicides and insecticides about 20 years ago). The team gives each cuvée the chance to express its specificity and personality (aka terroir) through the aromas which are particular to these great wines.
Gevrey-Chambertin - Champerrier, Vignes Centenaire
Gevrey-Chambertin - En Créot
Gevrey-Chambertin - En Joise
Gevrey-Chambertin - En Songe
Gevrey-Chambertin - Au Vellé
Morey St. Denis
Burgundy lovers should really know about (Marchand-Grillot)...This is another producer with potential.
- Neal Martin, Vinous