Domaine Chanzy, a Palette of Grands Crus
Purchased two years ago by the OLMA investment fund, which specializes in the luxury market, the Domaine Chanzy vineyards were entrusted to a winemaker of just 25 years, Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume. Despite his young age, he represents the sixth generation of a family of Burgundy winemakers, and he was born and raised among the vineyards of Santenay — so he is not at all helpless. This new boss has been harnessed to improve the quality of the estate wines and the house of Chanzy.
In addition to the 32 hectares of vineyards that Chanzy owns in Bouzeron, Rully and Mercurey as well as Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay, the Group has a high-end trading business. It boasts exclusive production parcels in a dozen of the most prestigious appellations of Burgundy, and Chanzy’s Jean-Baptiste ensures the viticulture and winemaking for these famous wines.
Chanzy’s main domain ownership, the 14 hectares located Bouzeron include the Clos de Fortune Monopole. This village in the Côte-Chalonnaise, south of Beaune, has the distinction of also being the home of the family vineyard of Aubert de Vilaine, manager of the mythical realm of Romanée-Conti. This is the realm of Aligoté, and Bouzeron and Clos of Fortune, and for Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume these are “rising names that will have a role to play in the coming years, due to excellent value for money.” It is true that, at less than 15 euros a bottle retail, they are far from the stratospheric prices of the finest Burgundian whites… Link to article