The Domaine of Bertrand Machard de Gramont of Nuits Saint Georges can trace it roots back through the venerable Negociant firm of Dufouleur to 1830 (via Bertrand’s Grandfather) in the major Burgundian wine town of Nuits Saint Georges. Bertrand worked in the family Domaine of De Gramont with his two brothers until 1986, when he created the current Domaine in his own name. The Domaine is very small, even by Burgundian standards, with a total surface (mainly of Nuits Saint Georges Appellation and a little Bourgogne rouge) of some 6 hectares or approx 15 acres.
Over the past several years Bertrand’s animated daughter, Axelle who is passionate about winemaking has gradually been taking over the running of the Domaine. Axelle has been introducing and emphasizing such vineyard techniques as green harvesting, minimal chemical intervention, severe sorting as the grapes are bought back to the winery at harvest time, and cold soaking for no more than 10 days, depending on the style of the harvest, with resultant positive impact on quality. Yields are kept down to 35 hectoliters per hectare. The wines are then oak barrel aged for 15 months (of which 30% new barrels), without unnecessary racking-off and manipulation, and then are stabilized/assembled in tank 2 months before bottling.
Nuits Saint Georges “Aux Allots”
Nuits Saint Georges “Les Vallerots”