The estate, which covers 12.5 hectares, is an amalgam of two sources. The original holdings, inherited from Christophe’s maternal grandfather, were bolstered significantly by the acquisition of Domaine Pernin-Rossin in 2000. In addition, the grands crus of Chambertin, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze and Chapelle-Chambertin are made from purchased grapes, without the word ‘Domaine’ on the label.
According to Christophe, the Perrot-Minot style reached a crossroads in 2001, with the 2005 and 2006 vintages onwards being made very much in the current vein of elegance and finesse. The domaine is currently undergoing conversion to biodynamic viticulture, with the first fully biodynamic vintage expected to be 2018.
The domaine’s holdings stretch from Gevrey-Chambertin in the north, to Nuits-Saint-Georges in the south.