Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot is located in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin. Winemaking at the 20-hectare domaine is in the hands of Didier Chevillion, son-in-law of Bernard Dupont. Over the last decade, Didier has taken the venerable property to new heights of quality and international recognition. In October 2013 the family sold the Domaine to the Faiveley firm.
The domaine has extensive holdings in Gevrey-Chambertin. Their largest single production is in Gevrey-Chambertin AOC, where they have 9 hectares spread over nine parcels. They also own 2 hectares of 45 year old vines in 1er Cru Cazetiers, one hectare in 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques and about one-half hectare each in Charmes Chambertin and Mazis Chambertin.
Didier Chevillion aims for deeply concentrated Gevreys that show the distinctions of their individual terroirs of origin and above all the essence of Gevrey-Chambertin – namely licorice-tinged, supple black fruit with notes of spice and sweetness. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard and at the winery. They are totally de-stemmed and are given a cold maceration at 12 degrees centigrade for 5 to 8 days. Fermentation, begun with natural yeasts, lasts between 15 and 18 days, after which the wines are moved to oak casks, of which 100% are new for the Premier and Grand Crus. The wines are aged on their fine lees, so as to retain the maximum of fruit and freshness, for up to 18 months before bottling.