Hubert has been the principal winemaker in the family since 1970. He is from Meursault and he married a woman, Marie-France, from Chassagne-Montrachet. Together, they have 4 daughters. Hubert is the 7th generation in this family that is steeped in tradition. Two of his daughters, Marie-Anne and Marie-Laure, are also certified winemakers. They have mostly taken over the family estate and become the 8th generation of winemakers in Meursault. In fact, a few years ago, they were honored as the “best young winemakers in the Cote de Beaune”. Very prestigious!
This is truly a family affair. The family cares for the vines and hand harvests the grapes. They tried machines at one time, but felt the resulting wine was noticeably inferior. They visually inspect every bunch of grapes and hand sort them. The most concentrated and best tasting fruit is kept for the family name. The lesser quality fruit is sold to a negociant. Similarly, at pressing, the best juice is kept for the family’s wines. The remainder is then sold off to a negociant.
The grapes come from one small, single-vineyard parcel, named “Houilleres” — difficult to pronounce and not so pretty sounding; so they leave the vineyard name off the label. The wine itself is a excellent and always a crowd pleaser.
Nicely structured, with aromas and flavors of grilled almond, hazelnut and dried fruit. Good length. A wonderfu wine to cellar.