Domaine Chevrot, Maranges Blanc

Domaine Chevrot, Maranges Blanc

Vintage: 2019

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2019CV801B196 x 75Natural CorkAvailable
2019CV801M193 x 150Natural CorkSold Out

Domaine Chevrot came recommended by the talented Jane Eyre, who worked with them when she first arrived in Burgundy from Melbourne. Based in Maranges, the domaine is run by brothers Pablo and Vincent, who took over from their parents in 2007 after gaining experience in Bordeaux and Central Otago. They farm the 19-hectare estate organically and have introduced horse-drawn ploughing (for less compacted soil) alongside larger barrels to refine the style of the wines. These excellent changes have helped raise the domaine’s profile.

Situated just 10 kilometres south of Puligny and Chassagne-Montrachet, Maranges has been gaining attention due to its wines' increasing quality and affordability. Domaine Chevrot is nestled in the heart of the appellation and is widely viewed as one of its leading producers. Their wines don’t receive SO2 treatment until bottling, due to Vincent being allergic, resulting in under 50 mg/l for red wines and under 60 mg/l for whites.

The brothers constantly look to improve their approach in the vineyards and the cellar. As a result, Domaine Chevrot became one of the pilot research wineries for the BIVB (Burgundy Wine Board) and currently leads a program on combatting the spread of Brettanomyces in Burgundian cellars. This research greatly benefits not only their wines, but those of Burgundy in general.

The Maranges Villages Blanc is sourced from vines grown on granite and gravel soils on the lower part of the hill. The resulting wine is defined by distinctive notes of praline and roasted hazelnuts, alongside a lovely texture balanced with lively acidity. The Maranges Premier Cru ‘La Fussière’ Blanc is sourced from a steep west-facing slope with chalky soils, which Pablo describes as “almost Champagne-like”. The nuances of this site contribute to the wine’s depth, clean fruit, fresh acidity and long finish. The brothers also have two hectares of vines in Santenay, and the Santenay Premier Cru ‘Clos Rousseau’ Blanc is made from fruit grown on chalky soils and aged using 20% new oak. The resulting wine is fresh and slightly honeyed with ripe stone fruit flavours, great depth and a long finish.

Domaine Chevrot’s red wines have a depth of flavour seldom found in Maranges. The Maranges ‘Sur le Chêne’ Rouge comes from a three-hectare ‘lieu-dit’ purchased by Pablo and Vincent’s grandfather. Utilising a 30% whole-bunch fermentation creates perfumed, red-fruit aromatics, alongside gentle tannins and crunchy acidity. The Maranges Premier Cru ‘La Fussière’ Rouge is deeper in colour than the villages wine, with rich but delicate aromas of dark fruits, fine tannins and a powerful yet elegant finish. Its structure is enhanced by 18 months of oak ageing, with 30% new oak used for the first 12 months. The Santenay Premier Cru ‘Clos Rousseau’ Rouge is crafted using 40% whole-bunch fermentation, enhancing the final wine's aromatic profile, whereas ageing in 30% new oak creates structure and complexity.


The rare whites in the Maranges appellation, Chardonnay vines are grown on a beautiful south-facing terrace of limestone and granite gravel, on slopes with a 25% gradient. Soils here are deep but poor in nutrients. The vineyard’s proximity to the river Cozanne means it benefits from a broad diurnal range, resulting in grapes that reach ideal levels on phenolic ripeness while retaining a good level of acidity. All of the domaine’s vineyards are organically farmed without the use of fertilisers. Its two draft horses, Valentine and Hotesse, help work the land to control unwanted vegetation and are considered to be integral members of the Chevrot team.


After a mild winter, the domaine encountered rare frosts on 5th April and again on 15th, when budbreak had already commenced. Despite the utmost efforts to increase temperatures on the lower slopes using candles and smoke, some of the Chardonnay grapes were lost to frost damage. However, the frost and associated moisture did manage to replenish water reserves in the soils in preparation for the hot summer that followed, which peaked at 42.9 °C towards the end of July and prompted the need for careful vineyard management to protect the grapes. By harvest, they had reached the perfect levels of phenolic ripeness and, although yields were reduced, the remaining fruit was in pristine condition and of the highest quality.


The grapes were harvested early in the morning to preserve the varietal’s fresh fruit characters and transported immediately to the winery. A light treading took place prior to a gentle pressing to extract only the best juice. The juice was settled for a period and then fermented in stainless-steel tanks, with indigenous yeasts, at temperatures between 15°C and 23°C for around 1 month, with malolactic fermentation allowed. The wine was then aged for a total of 15 months, 12 months in French oak (15% of which was new) and the remaining 3 months in stainless steel, before being bottled and released.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

This Maranges offers aromas of white and yellow peaches, enhanced by notes of bergamot tea. The refreshing palate boasts ripe yellow fruit flavours and is deliciously textured, with a lifted mineral finish.

Alcohol (ABV)



5.8 g/l

Residual Sugar

1.3 g/l