“Céline Fontaine combines a youthful energy and touch with the Burgundian tradition.”
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 Fontaine-Gagnard is one of the finest producers in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet. If terroir and climat are key in Burgundy, this is highlighted here with the production of wines from three Grand Crus and twelve different premier crus. Tradition runs deep in Burgundy, and with the Domaine now been run by Celine Fontaine, winemaking at the Domaine is no exception. The style of the wines at Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is intense, focused, deep and complex.