23,05,13   9:53 am

Frederic Cossard in NYC!

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Fred Cossard inherited his love of wine from his grandfather who owned 0.5ha of vines in Cote-d’or. But while Fred wished to work in the vines, his father sent him to work in the milk business, which he did for 10 years. During that time, his work took him from northern burgundy throught through the Beaujolais and he spent plenty of time at the end of the day tasting and getting to know the winemakers, never very far from the culture that he loved. Exhausted by the dairy trade, he purchased a few hecatares of vines in St Romain, some small parcels in Auxey Duresses, and a bit in Nuits St Georges and began making wine. In 1997 he botled the first vintage of Domaine Chassorney

Little by little the estate grew as Fred planted more vines, built his winery and created a second negociant label called simply “Frederic Cossard” The wines of the negociant label are made the same way as the domaine wines – fermented with wild yeast and foot stomped without so2 added during the winemaking.

Nowadays Domaine Chassorney is a 10 ha estate with holding in Volnay, Pommard, St. Romain, Savigny les Beaune and Auxey Duress, while his negoce business produces Nuits St. George, Puligny Montrachet, Chambolle Musiginy and Vosne Romanee amongst others.

Fred works in a way that references some of the ideas and techniques of biodyamics, he prefers to call his methods “homeopathic” .

Fred Cossard

Puligny Montrachet
Grape: Chardonnay
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 43hl/ha
Fermented: directly pressed and fermented in oak or foudre
Aging: 14 months with 50% of new oak
No filtration
No fining
So2: at bottling

Bourgogne Bedeau rouge
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 43hl/ha
Fermented: 42 days of maceration
Aging: 8 months with 30% of new oak then 2 months in tank
No filtration
No fining
So2: at the bottling

Morey St denis 1er cur les Monts Luisants
Grape: Pinot noir
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 38hl/ha
Fermented: 42 days of maceration
Aging: 12 months with 50% of new oak
No filtration
No fining
So2: at the bottling

Domaime Chassorney

St Romain blanc Combe bazin
Grape: Chardonnay
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 40hl/ha
Fermented: press direct fermented in oak or foudre
Aging: 12 months with 30% of new oak
No filtration
No fining
So2: at the bottling

Volnay
Grape: Pinot noir
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 40hl/ha
Fermented: 42 days of maceration
Aging: 12 months with 30% of new oak
No filtration
No fining
So2: at the bottling

Volnay 1er cru les Lurets
Grape: Pinot noir
Soil: Limestone
Yield: 40hl/ha
Fermented: 42 days of maceration
Aging: 12 months with 30% of new oak
No filtration
No fining
So2: at the bottling