The Wine Merchant Thailand

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Jean-Noel Gagnard

Jean-Noël inherited his domaine from his parents in 1960, when the vines were split between him and his brother Jacques. Jean-Noël made several vineyard acquisitions and also began domaine bottling – the fruits of the domaine’s labour were previously sold to the négoce.

Since 1989, Jean-Noël’s daughter, Caroline Lestimé took over day-to-day running of the domaine.

The domaine now commercialises 9 hectares of vines; one grand cru, 9 white and 2 red Chassagne-Montrachet 1ers and a Santenay 1er Clos Tavannes red. Villages and Hautes-Côtes de Beaune are also included.

Caroline’s wines have a woman’s touch, show beautiful minerality and a consistent subtlety, both details that often get lost in the powerful and blocky white wines of Chassagne-Montrachet.

Historically known for its red wines, trend in drinking converted this appellation’s production in the direction of white wine. The few reds that are still around are age-worthy and often undervalued.
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