Five successive generations have been at the head of this family run estate created around 1890. Situated in Corgoloin on the border of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune, the estate is today managed by Damien and Liselotte Gachot.
The recent history of the domain is highlighted by two women who contributed to the domaine’s longevity : Marguerite Monot who ran the vineyard alone from 1950 to 1980 and her only daughter, Marie Therese, who, with the help of her husband Jean Pierre Gachot renovated, replanted and gave their name to the Domaine.
After completing his wine studies and with 10 months experience in California, Damien Gachot joined his mother in the domain in 1993 working and shaping the domain to its current form.
The vineyard with its parcels spread across the villages of Corgoloin, Comblanchien, Nuits St Georges, Chambolle-Musigny & St Aubin, today covers about 18 hectares mainly planted in Pinot Noir. The entirety of the vineyard is cultivated according to a philosophy of respect for the soil and the vine.
Damien and his team of qualified winegrowers watch over their vines with great care, mainly by the work carried out all year, appropriate pruning and rigorous selection of fruit bearing branches. All this is completed by manual thinning out of foliage in order to bring the best grapes possible into the cellar.
At harvest time the estate totals about 40 people and very particular care is given to the selection of the grapes, first in the vineyard and then on the sorting table.
The wines are vinified with respect for Burgundian traditions, producing wines both of quality and pleasure which reveal the subtleties of our soils. The wines are carefully bottled at the estate after 14 to 16 months maturing in oak barrels.