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Côte de Beaune
Philippe Bouzereau is the ninth generation of a family of vine-growers in Meursault. Following on from his father, he took responsibility for the management of this fine 18 hectare domaine back in 2006. With the well-being of the vineyard at heart, his team practice minimum intervention to enable the vines to develop naturally. His emblematic wine is the monopole Meursault ‘Vieux Clos du Château de Cîteaux’, produced from a single parcel of vines planted by his father.
Philippe cultivates a huge diversity of vineyard plots, from Aloxe Corton in the north, to Chassagne Montrachet in the south, giving him a multitude of small parcels to compose the ‘mosaic’ of his production. This variety of different terroirs is the signature of the unique character for each of his wines. Conscious of this wealth of individuality, Philippe and his team minimise their intervention interference in order to preserve the utmost typicity of each parcel and grape variety, producing wines with as much natural complexity as possible. The team only use organic fertilisers, whilst following a working practice of ‘lutte raisonnée’ or sustainable viticulture to respect the environment. The over-arching aim is to craft wines that ‘mirror their terroirs’. As with work in the vineyard, so too with work in the cellar – all treatments/ actions are carried out only if absolutely necessary, with the aim as being as noninterventionist as possible. Simplicity, observation and vigilance throughout the vinification, including the use of natural yeasts and limiting the percentage of new oak for maturation.