Producer wine
Domaine de Chassorney

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Burgundy

PRODUCTION :

Frederic Cossard

Fred inherited his love of wine from his grandfather who owned 0.5ha of vines in the Cote-d’or. While Fred wanted to work in the vines, his father sent him to work in the milk business, where he continued to work for 10 years. His work sent him traveling up and down the length of Burgundy, and left him some free time to taste with and befriend many wine makers over the years. Exhausted by the dairy trade, he purchased a few hectares of vines in St Romain, some small parcels in Auxey Duresses, and a small portion in Nuits St Georges and finally began making his own wine. In 1997, the first vintage of Domaine Chassorney was bottled.

The estate grew as Fred planted more vines, built his winery and created a second négociant label called “Frederic Cossard”. The wines under the négociant label are made the same way as the Domaine wines – fermented with wild yeast and foot-stomped without S02 added during the winemaking.

Today, Domaine Chassorney is a 10 ha estate with holdings in Volnay, Pommard, St. Romain, Savigny les Beaune and Auxey Duress. And his négoce business produces Nuits St. George, Puligny Montrachet, Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée.

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

http://www.chassorney.com/

CUVÉES
Wine

Volnay

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.29 hectares
Average Age of Vines: 70 years
Soil: clay, limestone
Harvest: hand-harvested
Winemaking: 20 day barrel maceration, 20 day fermentation
Aging: 12 months in barrels, 4 months in tanks
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: at bottling
Wine

Saint Romain “Sous Roche”

Region: Burgundy
Grapes:
Pinot Noir
Soil: clay, limestone, marl
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Harvest: hand-harvested
Winemaking: indigenous yeast fermentation in old oak barrels
Aging: 12-15 months in oak barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: minimal

Wine

Hautes Côtes de Beaune “Puits de Chaux”

Region: Burgundy
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 0.5 hectares
Soil: limestone, clay
Average Age of Vines: 50 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: hand-harvested
Winemaking: destemmed, whole grape fermentation, ambient temperature
Aging: 12 months in Burgundy barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none