Bernard’s two sons, Alex and Benoit, were lucky enough to be presented with a terrific domaine but it has not been luck that has established this operation as one of the very best in the Côte de Beaune. Pure talent has been the catalyst here, fortified with ambition and determination. Alex joined the family domaine in 1995 and Benoit 4 years later but it has really been in the last five years that the domaine has kicked into overdrive. One of the key changes has been the extension of length of the élevage which has helped to ‘stretch out’ the wines giving them more complexity and length of flavour. The percentage of new oak has remained the same, around 20% for the St-Aubins and the village wines and 30/35% for the 1ers Crus. From their astonishingly good Bourgogne, which would rival many a Chassagne, right up through the range all the way to the two Grands Crus, which come from a tiny amount of fruit they started buying in five years ago, there is an energy and precision that intertwines perfectly with the intensity and depth of the wines.