Founded in 1879 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine is run by fifth generation winemaker Christine Dubreuil. The domaine owns 20 hectares of vines spread across some twenty appellations across the Cote de Beaune.
The jewels in the crown are the impressive Corton Grand Cru holdings in both red and white vineyards. Vine age here is impressively old with most vines over 40 years. Picking is by hand and the grapes sorted on the table if required. The Pinot is completely destemmed then sees around five days of cold maceration before fermentation. New oak is used but is kept to about 35% for the Grand Crus. The whites are also traditionally produced with a mix of oak or stainless steel used, depending on the appellation.
These are serious wines, make with the best of traditional and modern winemaking skills. The Grand Crus and majestic and the Premier Cru and Village wines are fresh and lovely to drink.
But is was not just the quality of the wines that attracted this domaine to our portfolio. It was also the prices.
Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine may not be a name you know well but it is a domaine that produces terrific wines and is featured in the Great Domaines of Burgundy by Remington Norman and the newly published The Finest Wines of Burgundy by Bill Nanson.
If you love Grand Crus this is a great place to shop!