"Camille Paquet wants to promote forgotten terroirs of Burgundy"
The soils in Macon and the Côte Chalonnaise share some common characteristics - Jurassic limestone soils dominant. In some villages, some soils assemblages content a high level of clay while others are Jurassic assemblages where hard limestones and softer marls alternate. Variations in the Mâconnais landform has led to more diversity of soils like brown limestone, clayey, and sandy soils mixed with sandstone pebbles. Vines growing around Solutré are rooted in red marls that have been covered with limestone scree.
History / Ethos
The story begins in 1980, when Jocelyne and Michel Paquet created the 6 hectare estate of Domaine des Valanges. Over time, Jocelyne and Michel passed on their passion for vines and wine to their three sons, Jean-Baptiste, Mathieu and Camille. In 2014, the estate expanded with the takeover of a 2-hectare estate in Solutré-Pouilly, mainly located in the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Then, the brothers took over 10 hectares of Mâcon, which expanded the range and gave this family adventure a new dimension. In 2016, the three sons took over the family property of 12 hectares. The new generation is working to continue the family history, acquiring new vines and developing a less interventionist approach to winemaking and according to the principles of organic farming. Tireless lovers of the terroirs of the Mâconnais, the three brothers have a common wish: to produce great Burgundy wines and make them accessible to all.