Domaine Maillard was founded in 1952 by Daniel Maillard, whose family have been viticulturists in Burgundy since 1766. Domaine Maillard now covers 19 hectares. His two sons, Alain and Pascal ensure the future of the estate and continue to respect the culture of the vineyard.
After a manual harvest, the best bunches are selected and sorted. Clusters that lack maturity or are damaged are systematically separated and destroyed. This means that only the best clusters are put in vats for vinification. This lasts for 12 to 15 days at controlled temperature with 1 to 2 pigeage per day. When the vinification is finished, the wine is put in vats to rest for a few days.
The wine is then aged in 228 litre barrels for 12 months. Bottling is done after a light filtration. This allows the retention of all its character, perfume and flavour.
This wine is ruby in colour with a purple rim. The aromas are of red berries leading to a supple and pleasant flavour. While this is a wine to be enjoyed in its youth, it can be cellared for between 4 and 6 years.