Pinot Nero


Alongside Château de Béru (the family domaine), Athénaïs Béru also expanded the operation in 2005 to include a négociant arm, 'Athénaïs', focusing on vinifying grapes from the North of Burgundy and Yonne. The wines are vinified under the Athénaïs label, and are grown organically in harmony with nature - harvested by hand and deliberately unfiltered and unfined to produce clear and focussed wines, that are true to their terroir. Oddly, however, even these wines made from grapes grown outside of Chablis, take on a precision and minerality that screams 'Chablis'.

Françoise Bedel

Françoise and her son Vincent are the second and third generation vignerons at Domaine Bedel, originally set up by Francoise's parents in Crouttes-sur-Marne. Their journey to biodyamic viticulture began in 1982 when Francoise sought the help of a homeopath for her son's health. Through this, she began to learn about hollistic health and agriculture and in the late 90's received the Biodynamic certificate from Ecovert and Biodvin for her 8.5 ha.

François de Nicolay

Domaine Chandon les Brailles has been preserved by the Nicolay family for nearly 200 years, today managed by François and his sister . Their 13ha vineyard, which are found in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton have been certified Biodynamic since the 2008 vintage. In the cellar, the reds grapes are partly de-stemmed, whilst other bunches are left whole. The grapes are cooled to 18 degrees to avoid premature fermentation. No chemistry is permitted in the cellar apart from a small amount of SO2 before bottling.

Emmanuel Giboulot

Emmanuel Giboulot is an unusual creature in Burgundy. He used to want to be an actor before he started the complex task of creating a totally new domaine in Burgundy, not something you often see these days. Of course purchasing land in Burgundy was (and still is) eye-wateringly expensive, so Emmanuel started with less than 1ha of his father's land, which at the time was mostly planted with other crops. Since then, he has been carefully adding one parcel at a time and now has 10 ha spread over Côte Chalonnaise and Hauts-Côtes de Nuits in Beaune.