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Au Pied du Mont Chauve

The Picard family own the beautiful Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet and its magnificent vaulted 11th and 14th century cellars. The domaine is run by Francine Picard, who's grandfather, wine merchant Louis Felix, set the wheels in motion in the 1950's. Francine's father Michel started to buy vineyards in the 1970's and in 1997 he purchased the dilapidated chateau.

An extensive, and no doubt expensive, renovation ensued and today it is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Cote d'Or. When I visited in April, further upgrades were being carried out and wine lovers may visit, taste and even stay at the chateau.

The domaine owns 35 hectares in the Cote de Beaune including some very fine vineyards in Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet.