Chandon de Briailles – Côte-d’Or, Burgundy
The Count Chandon de Briailles inherited the estate from his grandmother, a successor of the famous champagne house Moët & Chandon.
Today his children, Claude and François de Nicolay manage the winery together. Although they present two very different backgrounds, they share a common passion: wine.
They complement each other in their personalities and characteristics which are represented in the style of the wines and this style is incorporated in the winery.
Domaine Chandon de Briailles is located 4 kilometers from Beaune, in the Côte-d’Or in Burgundy. The surface of the vineyards extends over 13.7 ha in the municipalities of Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton.
The philosophy of the house focuses on expressing the terroir of their parcels and producing wines drinkable at every stage of their lives. They can be enjoyed young and fresh, or cellared for decades, developing subtle nuances with every year. In the cellar, there is minimal intervention, with natural fermentation in cement tanks to bottling without fining or filtration. Nothing is added to the wine; no tartaric acid, no yeasts, nor tannin powder.
The philosophy of the house focuses on expressing the terroir of their parcels and producing wines drinkable at every stage of their lives. They can be enjoyed young and fresh, or cellared for decades, developing subtle nuances with every year.
Each Climat (a location in Burgundy), depending on the vintage, reveals a unique wine, which can be paired perfectly with food. The winery Chandon de Briailles wants to produce wines that reflect their terroir and its vintage through its aromatic power, but also by its texture and quality of tannins. This is achieved by a natural viticulture and respectful cultivation of the vines, as well as an attentive and careful winemaking.
This was the reason why they decided in 2008 to switch to biodynamic viticulture.