The origin of the maison Marchand started in Morey-Saint-Denis on February 24th, 1813. On that day Pierre Marchand, a local wine maker at Reulle-Vergy in Hautes Côtes de Nuits, married Marie Jacotier, heiress of her father’s wine domain.
Since, the domain matured in Morey-Saint-Denis through seven generations : Pierre, François, François-Joseph, Emile, Claude …
In 1983, Claude acquired an old 18th century Winehouse located in the center of the famous Gevrey-Chambertin village. He then entrusted the estate to his oldest son Jean-Philippe.
The vineyards of the Domaine spread mostly in Cotes de Nuits over the villages of Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin.
As a typical Burgundy parceling , the domain own various parcels of land with vineyards classified as Premiers crus : « Les Sentiers » in Chambolle Musigny, « Clos des Ormes » in Morey-Saint-Denis, « Les Combottes » in Gevrey-Chambertin.
Grands crus : « Clos de la Roche », « Griottes-Chambertin » and « Charmes-Chambertin ».
Most of the domain’s wines are labelled as “Vieilles Vignes” as vines are 40-50 years old. The vines for Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru are over 60 years old.
The vineyards are plowed and nourished with organic fertilizer in a concern over the control of the soil quality, the health of the vine stock, vegetal development and the yield of the grapes.
The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand.
Selection representative of the domaine in Cotes de Nuits and Cotes de Beaune.
Jean-Philippe Marchand’s philosophy is to respect the authenticity of each terroir, so they can flourish and express their true character.
The grapes are harvested by hand, then laid to ferment in temperature controlled stainless steel vats before wines can mature in oak barrels.
Jean-Philippe Marchand follows traditional methods such as “Le ouillage” – the periodic refilling of oak barrels to compensate for the natural evaporation know as « part des anges » (share of the angels) and to avoid surface contact with air.
“Le soutirage” – old fashioned racking : wines are drawn off by the “Broquereau” to eliminate deposits or lees and obtain an increasingly clear wine.
The clearness and brillance are further enhanced by “Le collage” with clay for white wines and by filtration on soil for red wines . This limpidity is key to enjoy the most delicate nuances of the wine color.
The maturing period in oak barrels is around 18 months with periodic controls and tasting to ensure the proper fermentation and specific aromas.
« Grands Crus » wines are matured in 50 % of new barrels, ‘Premiers Crus’ in 1 year old barrels and ‘Village’ appellations in 2 to 3 year old barrels.
The bottling is done in our cellars in March or April.
Located in the center of the Gevrey-Chambertin village. We will be happy to welcome you and advise you with your wine purchases.
Le Caveau is open from Monday to Sunday noon – closed on Thursdays
Upon reservation only
4, rue Souvert
Tel : +33 3 80 34 38 13