Technical sheet

The appellation

The destiny of this vineyard, a gift from the emperor Charlemagne to the Canons of the Collegiate of Saint-Andoche at Saulieu, in 775, was truly exceptional in that it remained in the hands of this religious community for over 1000 years. Chardonnay reigns supreme. On its journey across the palate it is elevated and accomplished, with body and bouquet melting together superbly. Smooth and dry, firm yet gentle, deep and structured, this is a wine of undeniable character and grace.

The vine

Le Charlemagne
Geographical situation: steep parcel.
Surface: 0.2183 ha
Exposure: South-facing.
Plantings: 1954-55, 1957-58, 1989-90.

En Charlemagne
Geographical situation: Top of the hills.
Surface: 0,2772 ha
Exposure: South West-facing.
Plantings: 1954-55, 1957-58, 1989-90.

Grape variety: 100 % Chardonnay
Planting density:
10 000 vines/ha
Horse ploughing
Training: Guyot

Le Charlemagne
Geographical situation: to the south of la Montagne de Corton, between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune, this steep sun-drenched plot hugs the hillside between Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses, at an altitude between 250 and 320 metres.
Soil and subsoil: silicic soil, very calcareous, silty and very pebbly (white soil).
Rootstock: 60 % of massal selection and 40 % of clones.
Organic agriculture: since 1998. Received official approval in 1999. Bio-dynamic agriculture since the 2001 campaign.

En Charlemagne
Soil and subsoil: silicic soil, very calcareous, silty and very pebbly (white soil).
Rootstock: massal selection.
Organic agriculture since 2012. official approval ongoing because it's a new aacquisition (first year of conversion). Bio-dynamic agriculture since the 2012 campaign.

Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparation of 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

Contact us

7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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1, rue du vieux château
21640 - Vougeot
Burgundy - France
+33 3 80 61 06 10
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