Burgundy: Domaine de la Commaraine Acquires New Vineyards in the Co^te de Nuits
April 06, 2020
Pommard, April 6, 2020 – Domaine de la Commaraine has just announced its purchase of 5,8 ac of vineyards in the Co^te de Nuits. This acquisition supplements the 9,3 ac of its iconic Clos in Pommard Premier Cru. The wine from this Clos has been renowned worldwide for centuries and was a favourite of the American President Thomas Jefferson during his visit to the cha^teau in 1787. Its great quality was vaunted by authors from the past such as Danquy and Aubertin in their book Les Grands vins de Bourgogne (The Great Wines of Burgundy): "Among the most renowned climates, let us first mention La Commaraine".
"Our objective is to be present in the finest vineyards of Burgundy to make world-class wines and rebuild the historic estate which formerly covered ten hectares. For this reason, we are looking to acquire outstanding parcels located on fine terroirs in order to pursue our vision, both in terms of vines and wines. This investment strategy is part of our continuous enhancement approach, demanding the highest standards, and an approach firmly focused on organic and biodynamic methods," commented Jean Luc Vitoux, Director of the Domaine.
THE REPARTITION OF THE NEW VINEYARDS IS AS FOLLOWS:
2,8 ac will be tended by the winegrower already in place.
DOMAINE DE LA COMMARAINE WILL CULTIVATE THE FOLLOWING PARCELS ITSELF:
Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru 'Aux Bousselots': 0,7 ac
Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru 'Roncie`res': 1,2 ac
Nuits Saint Georges Village: 0,7 ac
Chambolle Musigny Village: 0,4 ac
Mr Vitoux continued: "We are committed to providing all the necessary care and attention, both in the management of the vineyard and in our winemaking practices, to enable top quality, smooth and elegant wines to be crafted from these parcels, just as we do for the Clos de la Commaraine".
ABOUT LA COMMARAINE
Constructed in 1112 at Pommard, Cha^teau de la Commaraine was built by the second Duke Eudes de Bourgogne, member of the first Capetian dynasty in France. The exceptional quality of its wines and the worldwide fame of its vineyard were soon associated with a particular name: the Clos de la Commaraine. The international reputation of its wines attracted numerous prestigious visitors, including the American President Thomas Jefferson. Today, the architecture of Cha^teau de la Commaraine, the prestige of its owners and its rich history position it amongst the most aristocratic estates in France.