Castagnier

  • Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Domaine Castagnier

Jérôme Castagnier has been at the helm of Domaine Castagnier since his father’s retirement in 2005. The domaine has been passed down through the maternal side, changing names with each generation from Ramot to Séguin to Vadet and then finally Castagnier. Vadet was Jérôme Castagnier's grandfather, making Jérôme the fifth generation to run the family winery. Today, he owns four hectares total, and exceptionally, he makes four grand cru from two hectares in some of the most sought-after vineyards. Castagnier owns vines in Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint Denis, Charmes-Chambertin and 27 rows together in the Clos de Vougeot, just across the road from the Echézeaux of Romanée-Conti. In white, Castagnier owns a very old plot, planted in 1925, of Aligoté near the winery in Morey-Saint-Denis.

Castagnier farms following biodynamic principles, although he is not certified. He never uses herbicides or pesticides and plows the soil. He likes to work with ample ripeness and will wait until the perfect moment to harvest. 

In the cellar, Jérôme has added a unique touch to the domaine, as an accomplished trumpeter who was a part of the Guard Republicain, the national band of France, he applies a diligent cleanliness and order to the winemaking. Beginning in 2015, he started to work with partial whole cluster fermentations. The juice macerates for four to six days and the fermentation starts naturally and lasts up to three weeks. He then allows the wine a month in tank to settle before moving it to barrels for 14-16 months aging, using up to 40% new oak on the grand cru. The wines are bottled without fining or filtration. The hands off approach in the cellar allows the wines to show the elegance of the terroir.

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DB6010-15
Biodynamic
Bourgogne Aligoté
2015
Aligoté
This vineyard is just near the winery in Morey-Saint-Denis and was planted in 1925. It's a very rocky soil with limestone from the Jurassic... Read More

DB6010-17
Biodynamic
Bourgogne Aligoté
2017
Aligoté
This vineyard is just near the winery in Morey-Saint-Denis and was planted in 1925. It's a very rocky soil with limestone from the Jurassic... Read More

DB6011-17
Biodynamic
Bourgogne Passetoutgrains
2017
Pinot Noir
From a single 60 year-old parcel in Morey-Saint-Denis, coplanted with 2/3 Pinot Noir and 1/3 Gamay.

DB6015-17
Biodynamic
Chambolle-Musigny
2017
Pinot Noir
From a .34 hectare planted in 1934 called “aux Echanges” at 270 meters above sea-level (at the level of the village). It’s a shallow... Read More

DB6118-16
Biodynamic
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
2017
Pinot Noir
Vines are situated on a 0.99 acre plot next to Routes de Grands Crus, up the slope from the nationale. Planted in 1947 and 1952, the soil... Read More

DB6118-17
Biodynamic
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
2017
Pinot Noir
Vines are situated on a 0.99 acre plot next to Routes de Grands Crus, up the slope from the nationale. Planted in 1947 and 1952, the soil... Read More

DB6116-17
Biodynamic
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2017
Pinot Noir
Rows overlap two lieu dits, Les Fremières and Les Mochamps on 1.48 acres planted in 1960 and 1965/1966. Planted on a steep hill of 918 feet... Read More

DB6119-17
Biodynamic
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
2017
Pinot Noir
From a single .5 hectare block, lieu-dit Grand Maupertuis, on the Vosne-Romanée border, located just across from the Echezeaux of Domaine... Read More

DB6119-16
Biodynamic
Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
2016
Pinot Noir
From a single half hectare block, in the lieu-dit Grand Maupertuis, on the Vosne-Romanee border, located just across from the Echezeaux of... Read More

DB6117-17
Biodynamic
Clos Saint Denis Grand Cru
2017
Pinot Noir
The vineyard is 984-1050 feet on a slope above Clos de la Roche on a 0.89 acre plot of limestone scree planted in 1967 and 1995.

DB6013-17
Biodynamic
Coteaux Bourguignons
2017
Pinot Noir
100% Pinot from a parcel called Les Pertuisées in Morey St Denis just outside of Jerome’s Domaine.

DB6014-17
Biodynamic
Gevrey-Chambertin
2017
Pinot Noir
This 0.62 acre vineyard planted in 1957 is a lieu dit Les Seuvées , bordering Morey, and sits at an elevation of 755-787 feet . Primarily... Read More

DB6115-17
Biodynamic
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux
2017
Pinot Noir
This 0.37 acre plot of rocky limetsone was planted in 1926 and 1979 on the northern border with Gevrey just below Charmes Chambertin.