Winemaking in Burgundy for five generations
The Domaine Armelle & Bernard Rion winery and estate in Bourgogne, France is a family run winery that has been passed through five generations of wine lovers.
The members of the family share in their love and passion for wine and their traditional wine making techniques that make the wines produced at the estate so unique
The Domaine Armelle & Bernard Rion was founded in 1896 when Pierre Rion acquired a number of vines.
Taste wines from world-famous appellations at Armelle & Bernard Rion winery
In 1952 the winery was divided between his two sons, the younger of which runs the winery and estate to this day with the help of his wife and children. The vineyards of Domaine Armelle & Bernard Rion are located in some of the most prestigious villages of the area, namely Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Nuits Saint Geroges and Vougeot. The varietals of grapes produced in these vineyards include Pinot Noir, Aligote, Chardonnay and Gamay, which are used to produce a range of high-end red, white, rose and sparkling wines. In the wine making process, only organic fertilizers are used in order to maintain the natural structure of the soil.
Winemaking tales place in balance with nature
The vineyards are ploughed during the winter months and the grass is then left to grow naturally between the rows of vines. It is recommended by the wine makers that Domaine Armelle & Bernard Rion wines are brought to room temperature (18 degrees Celsius) before drinking and that the younger wines are served with cold or warm meat dishes. Wines that are older than 5 years should be opened at least 2 hours before drinking and should be accompanied with grilled meats and cheeses.