Maison de Partage is a unique portfolio of wines carefully selected and sourced straight from the cellars of top producers in Burgundy, with impeccable provenance.
Clos de la Roche
In the 19th century, Clos de la Roche included only 5 hectares, but when the time came to classify the grand crus in 1936 it was decided to incorporate some surrounding areas, which brought the size of the vineyard up to 15 hectares. A quintessential example of Morey St. Denis, Clos de la Roche is a rich and full wine with a touch of earthiness. Its refined and complex character can be muscular, while also showing a feminine and lacy side to its personality.
First distinguished in its own right in 1508, Latricieres Chambertin is a medium-sized grand cru vineyard in tightly held ownership – the name derives from Latin (poor, in the sense of infertile). Located directly to the south of Chambertin, the vineyard shares much of the same soil and subsoil – a white oolitic marl on a solid rock base, with very little surface earth. A young Latricieres shows a rich and pure fruit – sturdy and robust. With time in the cellar, notes of earth and black truffles will emerge.
The first historical reference to Chambertin dates back to the 13th century, when Guillaume de Grancey exchanged some vines in Champ Bertin with the Abbey of Cluny in 1276. Together with Clos de Beze, these two grand cru vineyards form the heart of the Gevrey appellation. Chambertin is a dense, muscular wine with firm tannins in its youth that requires several years to integrate and develop its aromatic and flavor complexity – an austere and fleshy wine that emphasizes the darker fruit elements.
Being one single vineyard, and having great importance in the history of viticulture in Burgundy, Clos Vougeot is classified as a grand cru. At the top and best part, where the vineyard borders Grands Echezeaux to the south and Musigny to the north, the soil is a pebbly, oolitic limestone. At its best, Clos Vougeot can rank among the greatest Burgundies, alongside Chambertin and the best of Vosne Romanee – broad shouldered, but layered with elegance and dimension; the aromatic complexity tends to show the darker-fruited, spicier characteristics of Pinot Noir.
Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Chambolle Musigny produces the most delicate wines of the Cotes de Nuits – lighter in structure than Vosne Romanee or Gevrey Chambertin, yet equally intense and complex; showing the elegant perfume of Pinot Noir. The terroir is marked by a high percentage of active limestone, producing sturdy wines in the north and more ethereal examples where the land abuts Vougeot to the south.
Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes
Gevrey Chambertin is the largest of the great communes of the Cote de Nuits, containing nine out of the twenty-four grand crus. The wine is full and sturdy, rich and masculine, but also a touch fleshy and exotic. Sensual and vigorous, it is more flamboyant than Vosne Romanee and more substantial than Chambolle Musigny. There are twenty-six premier crus in Gevrey Chambertin – the wines from the northern sector are full, rich muscular and sometimes a bit burly. Those from the south are lighter, more fragrant and feminine.
Vosne Romanee Vieilles Vignes
Vosne Romanee is often praised as the brightest star of the Cote de Nuits, producing wines that are rich, austere, sensual, masculine and aromatic; balancing depth and richness with elegance and breed; often described as silky, they are usually marked by finesse and perfume which, together with their natural power, age beautifully.