This small, family-owned estate has been managed since 1994 by Christine and Christophe Drag, after the retirement of Jean Chauvenet, who founded the business in 1964. They work only with Pinot Noir and their wines are of incomparable texture, delicate and silky.
The domaine is run by them and they work to a single golden rule; respect for the expression of each terroir to yield a range of different wines. Since 1994 the domaine has turned to low-input cultivation which aims to minimise the use of chemical treatments, and they are working towards organic certification.
Christophe’s wines differ in temperament according to whether they come from the north or south of the Nuits-St-Georges commune. All have black fruit and complexity. Only about 33% new oak is used on each premier cru and the wines are bottled without filtration or fining.
This 100% Pinot Noir wine has a mid crimson colour. It is deliciously fragrant with red fruit and almost a touch floral. Light and juicy on the palate and then with decent persistence. Scented on the palate as much as on the nose. Dry, chalky texture well suited to the fragrance. No need to wait too long to enjoy this.