The Changarnier family has lived in the village of Monthélie for centuries and founded the domaine in 1720. The estate is since 2004 run by Claude and Antoine Changarnier, helped by Fabrice Groussin who worked in Chassagne-Montrachet and believes in a modern viticulture centered around respect of the terroir. The 6ha of vineyards extend over the communes of Meursault, Monthélie, Auxey-Duresses and Pommard. Total production is around 25,000 bottles a year from ten appellations.
Farming/vinification practices: in organic conversion for the past 3 years, with a biodynamic approach. Organic products are added when necessary to help control the vigor of the vine. Using environmentally-friendly pest control methods means vineyards have to be checked daily. The soil is tilled to stimulate a healthy balance.
The grapes are hand-harvested. Aging takes place over 12 months in barrels – 15-20% new oak. The wines are then matured in vats before bottling during the winter. No fining and very light filtering is done before bottling.