"Jean-Charles de la Morinière produces Corton-Charlemagne combining straightness and precision, which has become in recent years the model of the appellation."
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.
A Passionate Lineage
Domaine Bonneau du Martray is based in Pernand-Vergelesses. This is the only estate in Burgundy to exclusively produce wine from Grand Cru vineyards. The estate is currently owned by the family Le Bault de La Morinière and Stanley Kroenke, but still managed by Jean-Charles de la Morinière. He drives the management and the care of the vineyard toward a biodynamic philosophy, far away from the previous use of herbicides and pesticides. Jean-Charles has also worked to significantly reduce yields with the aim to improve intensity and quality of the wine.