Meet the Producers: Morgane and Christian

With their first vintage in 2016, Morgane and Christian bring old vineyards back to life on a couple of hectares of old-vine Aligote, Pinot Noir and Gamay on various small parcels around the village of Meloisey in the hills of the Haute Cotes. There is no mechanisation, only horses used or, when the vineyards are too steep, they are only worked by hand. They spray raw milk on the vines instead of sulphur and no pumping or filtration is used. Production is tiny at 4,000 bottles total.

 

Domaine Dandelion

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Domaine Dandelion

WINEMAKERS

Morgane & Christian

VINEYARD

2.2 ha, organic (uncertified) & biodynamic

BOTTLES PRODUCED

5,000

COUNTRY, REGION, SUBREGION

France, Burgundy, Beaune

Meet Christian Knott, an Aussie from Bondi, Sydney, living in Burgundy since 2009. Meet Morgane Seuillot, a native Burgundian. Morgane’s mom introduced her to Christian at his espresso cart at the Saturday market in Beaune.

They farm a couple of hectares of old-vine Aligote, Pinot Noir and Gamay on various small parcels around the village of Meloisey - just over the hill from St Romain.

The harvest in Haut Cotes de Beaune is nearly a month later than the rest of Burgundy. There is no mechanisation in the vineyards, only horses used or, when the vineyards are too steep, they are only worked by hand. They choose to spray raw milk on the vines instead of sulphur and no pumping or filtration is used.

Morgane and Christian produce just two wines - but what wines they are. Pure, bright and full of personality and the growers' vision.

All bottle labels are drawn and applied by hand.

 
 
 

WINES

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