“François de Nicolay and his sister are devoted to produce healthy terroir-driven wines 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 Chandon de Briailles is a prominent domaine located in Savigny-les-Beaune. This 13 hectares estate with holdings in the Corton hill, Savigny-les-Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses has been owned and managed by the de Nicolay family since 1834. Organic viticulture is a long tradition here and the move towards Biodynamic viticulture happened in the early 2000s. No herbicides or pesticides and attention to details in the vineyard are key elements to the success of this domaine and to the quality of the wines they make.