Origin : Aligoté is a very old grape variety in Burgundy, it exists as far back as the 17th century, from Chablis to Mâcon, and, in particular, in Saône-et-Loire and in the Hautes-Côtes of Côte d’Or.
It produces “Burgundy Aligoté” a dry, fresh and enjoyable white, which should be drunk young. Aligoté is a grape variety with small bunches of grapes (about 10 cm) with small spherical grapes
Origin : Chardonnay prefers marly-calcareous clayey soil where it can develop all of the elegance and finesse of its aromas. It’s the proportion of clay in the soil which determines the more or less aromatic and full-bodied style of the great dry white wines of Burgundy. This Burgundy wine is a balanced blend of grapes coming from the Côte de Beaune for the structure and from the Mâcon region for their freshness and minerality. The Cuvée Elégance is the result of the talent of our Cellar Master who has selected Chardonnay grapes harvested at perfect maturity and has aged the wine in 20% new barrels.
Origin : For several years, Patriarche has developed its suppliers in the Burgundy designation area in the departments of Yonne, Côte d’Or and Saône-et-Loire. In order to guarantee quality grapes, the viticulturists and associations of viticulturists scrupulously respect the precise specifications established by our team of oenologists. All of these precautions are taken in order to guarantee the constant quality of our Crémant de Bourgogne. Made predominately from Chardonnay for finesse and elegance, and Pinot Noir for structure, our Crémant is made according to the traditional method. Base wines are bottled in January of the year following harvesting and aged on lees for 12 to 15 months. This ageing on lees is a quality factor which provides a more pronounced maturity.
Origin : Marsannay is the town where the Côte de Nuits vineyards in the north begin, just after Dijon, which, with the spurt of its artisanal and commercial zones, has progressively witnessed the disappearance of vineyards on its territory (only one notable survivor: Bourgogne Montrecul). The PDO Marsannay (1987) is very recent when it comes to Burgundy designations (elaborated mainly between 1936 and 1955), and exists in three colours: red and rosé (covering a surface of 180 ha) and white (almost 30 ha). The town does not yet have any climats designated as Premier Cru, despite rich and varied parcels of land. Our 2014 red comes from the climat « Longeroies» which, as its name indicates, is found to the left of the parcel « Le Clos du Roy », to the north of the designation.
Origin : Located north of the Côte de Nuits, just above GevreyChambertin, this 115 ha vineyard (of which only 4% is white wine) faces east and southeast. It is composed of brown limestone soil with some marls. If the vineyard has probably been here since before the year 1000, it was undoubtedly cultivated by the Cistercians in 1177. The red wines are generally quite coloured, dense with a nice tannic structure. They are considered to be wines to be kept.
Origin : It’s the largest vineyard in the Côte de Nuits, stretching over the townships of Gevrey-Chambertin and Brochon. The municipal designation spreads over brown calciferous and brown limestone soils. The vineyards benefit from marls covered by fallen rock and red silt from the plateau. This gravel offers elegance and finesse to the wine whereas the marls, with their many fossil shells and clay, provide body and authority.
Origin : Starting in the middle ages, the Cisterciens from Tart and the Lords of Vergy acquired land and created a vineyard here. The soil consists of limestone from the middle Jurassic period, like that of Comblanchien. We find marls on the lower part of the hillside as well as fallen rock and stony soil which drain well.