Domaine Sylvie Esmonin

A small estate of 7 hectares run by Sylvie Esmonin, one of a handful of leading female producers in the Cote d’Or. Until several years ago, this estate was known as Domaine Michel Esmonin et Fille.

The cellars are located at the foot of the renown Premier Cru Clos St Jacques vineyard at the top of the village of Gevrey Chambertin. The Bourgogne rouge, Gevrey Chambertin and Clos St Jacques vineyards lie in the parish of Gevrey, mainly on south-east facing slopes. The Côtes de Nuits Villages parcels are in Brochon, just north of Gevrey Chambertin, and the Bourgogne Chardonnay in Meursault. The soil varies considerably according to the different appellations but is basically calcareous clay.

Sylvie is always a delight to visit; intensely passionate and articulate, characters that show through into her wines. They have that Gevrey firmness, but with a finely textured, feminine touch; floral, elegant, and with measure.