Owned by the Dubrueil family for five generations, the Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine winery is currently managed by the oenologist Christine Gruère-Dubreuil. The extraordinary estate, over 140 years old, is located at the meeting point of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune regions, near the spectacular village of Pernand-Vergelesses and the Grand Cru vineyards around the Corton hillsides.
Legendary names of Burgundy wine, which sound majestic to any wine lover. Yet Christine's philosophy is to offer these wines at the right price, without going overboard, despite the uncompromising quality and very low quantity of the winery's product. Christine has been at the helm of the domaine for thirty years. Since that distant 1991, when, after dabbling her way around the world in the wine trade and oenology, she achieved her lifelong dream of rightly becoming a member of the staff alongside her father Bernard. Now her young daughter Clémentine, is also part of the winery, giving further impetus to the domaine's eco-sustainable and artisanal approach.
Among Christine's merits, there is certainly the intuition to create a range of Burgundies by working more on subtraction than addition. Less wood, with ageing reduced to 18 months, and less new wood, reduced to 30% of the mass for the grand crus. At the same time, Christine has introduced temperature-controlled steel vinifiers, replacing wooden vats: a choice geared towards a more straightforward, varietal, natural style, in short, less artificial, to combine fleshiness and finesse in a single glass.
Christine works with his daughter Cleméntine supervising the harvest and selection of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, their manual pressing, and the careful vinification process aiming to create natural wines. The winery produces Grand Cru de Corton red and whites, as well as a range of splendid 'village wines' and other Premier Cru wines from the nearby vineyards at Côte de Beaune: Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-Les-Beune and Pernand-Vergelesses.
- Year founded1879