In the vines
The Blanchard family works in the vines with a “biological” approach. It notably uses little chemical fertiliser and endeavours to best respect the environment. Thanks to this work, the clay-limestone soils of Les Terres Rouges benefit from an organic and microbial life that allow them to produce totally healthy grapes, perfect for great local wines.
The west-facing vines provide the wines with more freshness; the maturation is slower without affecting the fruity flavour of the wine, like the Mâcon-Azé.
Chardonnay, a unique grape variety from the Burgundy vintages, a grape variety of Meursault, Pulligny-Montrachet, Chablis and other Pouilly-Fuissé, was however born 5 kilometres away, in the village of Chardonnay! A grape variety distributed around the world, it is on its original land that it gives the best of itself.
Pinot-Noir, a grape variety from the great Burgundies since a decree by Philip the Bold dating back to 1395 is at home here. The grape variety of Pommard, Chambertin and Volnay took a liking to these clay-limestone hills and the region’s temperate climate.