Chandon de Brailles
(Savigny-lès-Beaune)

Domaine Chandon de Brailles has been owned by the Count and Countess Aymard-Claude de Nicolay and their children since 1834. The estate was inherited from the Count's grandmother, Countess Chandon de Brailles who is related to the Champagne estate Moët et Chandon.  The wine maker is Jean-Claude Bouveret. Over the years the Domaine goal has been for less, but better fruit and a character more representative of the terroir.  Plowing and hoeing has been instituted instead of hernicides and composting reduced to a minimum with more rigorous pruning..  When replanting, selection massale is generally the rule instead of cloning.

Savigny Villages and Premiers Crus

Vineyards cover 13.6 hl                                                        Aux Fourneaux and Les Lavières
Yield 35 hl/ha                                                                   Pernand-Vergelesses Premiers Crus
reds spend 18-24 months in oak casks only                     Les Vergelesses-Ile des Vergelesses
50% new oak for the Grand Crus            Aloxe Grand Cru Corton Clos du Roi Corton Blanc
25% or less for the rest                             Les Maréchaudes -Les BressandesLe Charlemagne