Charles and his son Yann Flandre acquired and revived an existing Montagny domaine in 1972. The 12-hectare estate is located in the hamlet of Montorge in Montagny-les-Buxy. Their Montagny 1er Cru holdings include a parcel in the superb Les Coères vineyard. The domaine’s ideally exposed south and south-east facing vineyards are situated at between 340-380 meters of altitude. Today, Yann Flandre is in charge of the vineyards and winemaking.
Farming practices: Yann began the conversion to fully organic farming in 2020; certification is expected with the 2023 vintage. Yann Flandre maintains grass cover between all the rows to curb erosion and foster a healthy natural ambiance. The cover crop is plowed under to organically fertilize and aerate the soil. Flandre trains his vines high to enhance exposition and ventilation, which ensures the health of the fruit through the growing season. He harvests as late as possible to attain fruit that is ripe, complex and expressive of the minerality and freshness of the Montagny terroirs. “Above all,” Yann stresses, “I constantly observe the vines to understand what they need and when. With organic farming, we adapt to nature; we do not ask nature to adapt to us.”