An exciting new addition to the C&B family. Guillaume and Sarah Glantenay are a young brother and sister team who, having taken over from their father Pierre in the 2013 vintage, are beginning to make a name for themselves in the region and beyond.
The estate has eight hectares, spread over Volnay, Pommard and Chambolle-Musigny. The estate is an amalgam of origins, with the Chambolle holdings having been passed down from Guillaume and Sarah’s grandmother. Stylistically, Volnay and Chambolle have lots of similarities, both villages majoring on perfume and aromatic charm in youth. 27 year old Guillaume is in charge of viticulture and winemaking, whilst Sarah is a great ambassador for the estate. Over the past few years, they have made – and continue to make – significant improvements to the cellars. This is a domaine firmly on the up.
Viticulture is lutte raisonée, involving ploughing, with no pesticides or herbicides. In the cellar, the grapes are almost all destemmed, then given a short cool maceration, following which fermentation occurs using natural yeasts. Extraction mainly consists of pumpingover, with a little punching-down. The premiers crus see 30% new oak on average, the village wines 20%. 90% of the domaine’s production is red wine. Fine, silky tannins are the key here, making for elegant, refined wines which are also age-worthy.