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The Burgundy vineyard is a French vineyard located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the departments of Yonne, Côte-d’Or and Saône-et-Loire. It extends over 250 km in length from the north of Chablis to the south of the Mâconnais.
The Burgundian vineyard includes 84 appellations d’origine contrôlée (AOC): six “regional” appellations, 45 communal or “village” appellations (with 562 “premiers crus” names on these “village” appellations) and 33 “grands crus” appellations.
The fruit of a long history, Burgundy and its wines are renowned throughout the world and have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.
Even if his origins are in the Mâconnais, Laurent is a child of the village of Buxy and his aim has always been to settle there and create his winery. The path was a little tortuous to raise the necessary funds for his installation. In 1997, he bought his first vines and settled full-time in 2006 with 5.5 hectares. Today, he cultivates nearly 18 hectares of vines divided between Loché, Montagny and Mercurey, including 6.4 hectares in the Montagny 1er Cru appellation.
For well-balanced wines, Laurent is looking for healthy grapes, at good maturity.
In order to force the roots to dig deep, the soil is worked in its entirety. The estate limits its phytosanitary inputs in view of a Terra Vitis conversion (HVE equivalent) for the 2020 harvest.
In the cellar, Laurent respects the Burgundian tradition while bringing his touch of modernity. In the same way for the maturing, which is carried out in 500L barrels, a non-traditional format respecting for him the minerality of his whites.
“I like wines that are fresh and well-balanced for good drinkability, a good bottle is an empty bottle and, as my grandfather used to say: magnum is the right size for a couple, especially when your wife doesn’t drink! »