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Domaine de la confrérie
The domaine is open daily by appointment.
The estate is situated in the charming little village of Cirey, just outside Nolay in the heart
of the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune.
The property has developed gradually over the years and today we cultivate an area of 10 hectares.
The Domaine de la Confrérie was established in 1991 (one of our parcelles or plots is called La Confrérie).
Prior to this date, the estate focused on the “Hautes-Côtes de Beaune” appellation, but since then it has
expanded to include Meursault, Meursault premier cru (white wines) and Volnay Santenots premier cru (reds).
We use the traditional “low vine” method for our vineyards (10,000 vines per hectare) and work regularly
throughout the year to control yields and thus obtain grapes of the highest possible quality.
The grapes are always harvested manually so as to ensure that they arrive unblemished at the storehouse and
at the same time to preserve the traditional convivial atmosphere of the wine harvest.
Thanks to our recently constructed wine storehouse (1997), we are able to able to lavish care on the
precious “raw material” and to produce our wines in the best possible conditions.
We follow the traditional winemaking process which calls for great care and attention, as each operation
must be carried out at exactly the right time.
During the maturing phase, a close and regular watch is kept on the wines which, after about a year, are
bottled on the property: a single cuvée per appellation and per year is bottled. Although our storehouse
is superbly insulated, the bottles continue to be laid sideways in our vaulted cellars where ideal
storage conditions are maintained throughout the year.