“Veronique Bonin and Nicolas Bernard allow their exciting wines to express themselves in the cellar, with as little intervention as possible.”
The soils of the Côte de Beaune are covered with limestone scree coming from the top of the hill, red silts deposited in the glacial era, and rocks resulting from the alteration of the underlying geological strata. Brown limestone and stony soils characterise the southern part of the Côte d'Or. At the top of slope, the soils are lean, very limestone, they enrich themselves in clay going down. There are three different hillsides: those of the Corton mountain, those of the Côte des Blancs and those of Chassagne, Santenay and Maranges.
History / Ethos
Domaine Bernard-Bonin is a 7 hectares domaine formerly known as Michelot Mère et Fille. This all white domaine grows Chardonnay in either Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet. The youngest vines of the estate were planted in 1972 and most of the plots have vines over 60 years. Véronique Bonin and Nicolas Bernard took over the run of the estate in 1998 with a view of doing something more authentic. The couple follows traditions and Biodynamic methods and the Domaine is certified Organic since 2015.