Bourgogne de Vigne en Verre

35 Domaines, 35 Identités,
300 ha de vignobles,
90 AOC de Bourgogne

Bourgogne de Vigne en Verre a été créé il y a plus de 30 ans, en 1981. Ce regroupement de 12 domaines, visionnaire à l’époque, véritable continuité de chacun d’entre eux, répond plus que jamais aux besoins des professionnels du monde du vin.

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Domain Meix-Foulot

Agnès Dewé de Launay

" Les vins du domaine du Meix Foulot restent le strict reflet de leurs terroirs, cette magie tellement particulière à la Bourgogne. "

"Domaine du Meix Foulot’s wines are the perfect reflection of their terroirs, that unique Burgundy magic"

 

 “We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children”.  Antoine de Saint Exupery.

Domaine du Meix Foulot couldn’t agree more with this philosophy. In Burgundy, we have amazing equity in terms of our terroir. We have a duty to preserve and save it. We must respect and protect it.

In order to bring out the full expression of terroir, while respecting the life of the soils, we have spent many years carefully working the land, to enable the vine roots to draw what they need from the earth.

In this way, the vines will also be less sensitive to weather conditions, drought or an excess of water.

Our vineyards are cultivated with great care and diligence, with the same regard for the environment and micro fauna. Our yields are low (35-45 hl/ha depending on the vintage), thanks to low organic amendments, short pruning, extensive de-budding in the spring, and green harvesting in July. Meix Foulot was the first domaine in Mercurey to control its yields through green harvesting.

Agnès describes her family’s property:

“Domaine du Meix Foulot is situated in the foothills below the ruins of the Château de Montaigu (one of the last bastions of the dukes of Burgundy). The domaine has been in the family for over two hundred years. It was my great, great grandfather who created the Mercurey appellation in 1923.  But, it was actually my father, Paul de Launay, who created the domaine as an entity, with its own style and reputation, in 1956.

From a modest size, Domaine du Meix-Foulot has grown year on year, constantly striving for quality and authenticity.  Paul de Launay was undoubtedly a forerunner in terms of yield management, seeking as much concentration as possible in his wines, working closely with Mother Nature (ploughing the vineyards, treating only if deemed necessary).

In 1996, upon my return from the United States, I decided to take over the running of the family concern, to continue the work of my father.

Vintage after vintage, the quest for quality drives the domaine forward.  The surface area of our vineyards now covers 20 hectares, located mainly in the Mercurey appellation.”

THE WINES

Vinification

To make good wines, it takes good grapes. This is essential. Our grapes are harvested at full maturity. The domaine is often among the last to finish harvesting. All our grapes are picked and sorted by hand.  The grapes are brought to the winery very quickly (every hour) in small crates.

The grapes undergo careful de-stemming. The vinifications are completely natural in order to remain close to nature and the terroirs; natural yeasts, no cold maceration or thermo-vinification.

Our macerations are long, up to 4 weeks.

During the ageing process, new oak barrels are only used in moderation to ensure there no oaky flavours to mask the expression of the terroir; only 30% of new oak barrels for the 1ers crus and villages are aged in 3 to 6 year old barrels. However, the ageing period is very long, 18-20 months.

Depending on the vintage and the wine, the wines may be lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling. Some sediments may appear in the bottle, but these are a sign of our respect for the wine.

Our Mercurey wines are honest and direct, with the pure fruit expression of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. They are concentrated and fruity in order to give great pleasure throughout their life. They also possess true ageing potential.

But above all, they remain the perfect reflection of their terroirs, that unique Burgundy magic.

 

  

 

 

ADRESSE

Touches
71640 MERCUREY


Agnès Dewé de Launay

" Les vins du domaine du Meix Foulot restent le strict reflet de leurs terroirs, cette magie tellement particulière à la Bourgogne. "

"Domaine du Meix Foulot’s wines are the perfect reflection of their terroirs, that unique Burgundy magic"

 

 “We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children”.  Antoine de Saint Exupery.

Domaine du Meix Foulot couldn’t agree more with this philosophy. In Burgundy, we have amazing equity in terms of our terroir. We have a duty to preserve and save it. We must respect and protect it.

In order to bring out the full expression of terroir, while respecting the life of the soils, we have spent many years carefully working the land, to enable the vine roots to draw what they need from the earth.

In this way, the vines will also be less sensitive to weather conditions, drought or an excess of water.

Our vineyards are cultivated with great care and diligence, with the same regard for the environment and micro fauna. Our yields are low (35-45 hl/ha depending on the vintage), thanks to low organic amendments, short pruning, extensive de-budding in the spring, and green harvesting in July. Meix Foulot was the first domaine in Mercurey to control its yields through green harvesting.

Agnès describes her family’s property:

“Domaine du Meix Foulot is situated in the foothills below the ruins of the Château de Montaigu (one of the last bastions of the dukes of Burgundy). The domaine has been in the family for over two hundred years. It was my great, great grandfather who created the Mercurey appellation in 1923.  But, it was actually my father, Paul de Launay, who created the domaine as an entity, with its own style and reputation, in 1956.

From a modest size, Domaine du Meix-Foulot has grown year on year, constantly striving for quality and authenticity.  Paul de Launay was undoubtedly a forerunner in terms of yield management, seeking as much concentration as possible in his wines, working closely with Mother Nature (ploughing the vineyards, treating only if deemed necessary).

In 1996, upon my return from the United States, I decided to take over the running of the family concern, to continue the work of my father.

Vintage after vintage, the quest for quality drives the domaine forward.  The surface area of our vineyards now covers 20 hectares, located mainly in the Mercurey appellation.”

THE WINES

Vinification

To make good wines, it takes good grapes. This is essential. Our grapes are harvested at full maturity. The domaine is often among the last to finish harvesting. All our grapes are picked and sorted by hand.  The grapes are brought to the winery very quickly (every hour) in small crates.

The grapes undergo careful de-stemming. The vinifications are completely natural in order to remain close to nature and the terroirs; natural yeasts, no cold maceration or thermo-vinification.

Our macerations are long, up to 4 weeks.

During the ageing process, new oak barrels are only used in moderation to ensure there no oaky flavours to mask the expression of the terroir; only 30% of new oak barrels for the 1ers crus and villages are aged in 3 to 6 year old barrels. However, the ageing period is very long, 18-20 months.

Depending on the vintage and the wine, the wines may be lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling. Some sediments may appear in the bottle, but these are a sign of our respect for the wine.

Our Mercurey wines are honest and direct, with the pure fruit expression of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. They are concentrated and fruity in order to give great pleasure throughout their life. They also possess true ageing potential.

But above all, they remain the perfect reflection of their terroirs, that unique Burgundy magic.

 

  

 

 

ADRESSE

Touches
71640 MERCUREY


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