Domaine Charton Burgundy winemakers
The Domaine Charton is in Burgundy’s Mercurey area and has been making wines since 1941. The company loves the terroir and strives to make wines that reflect the Climats of Mercurey and singular character. Since 1941, the love and passion for winemaking have been passed on from one generation to the next. Vincent runs the winery along with his father, Jean-Pierre, who followed in the footsteps of his father and Vincent’s grandfather. Wines made here are elegant and traditional.
Terroir around the winery
The Cote Chalonnaise in the Mercurey appellation has excellent terroirs, and the company owns almost 12 hectares of land here. The village has unique soil composition, and the wines have immense fruity character and taste. There are 32 parcels of Premier Cru vineyards here, and the staff tries to find the right balance between viticulture and nature. Grapes are handpicked and taken to the cellar in small batches.
Natural winemaking methods and techniques
The company believes in as low intervention during winemaking as possible and tries to keep everything natural. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the grapes used here to make white and red wine. Maceration takes place for almost 20 days, while Chardonnay grapes are directly vinified in oak barrels. Maturation takes place for 8 to 10 months. This gives the right taste and structure to the wines before bottling. 8 wines are made here that reflect the various unique terroirs of Mercurey.