Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay

France, Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune

 
 

Sustainable


Thierry Glantenay has taken over at his family domaine and is now producing exquisite, ethereal Volnay and full, powerful Pommard from many of the best terroirs. Thierry also has a small but brilliantly sited plot of Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières with some 80 year old vines. They don’t have a lot in quantity to offer as the domaine is only 7 hectares. They farm their own vines and make their own wines ensuring the best available quality.  In the winery, everything is done gently but with perfection. Thierry trained as an engineer and so is always asking questions of himself and his methods, perfecting things with each effort. Across the board these wines are precise, focused and reflective of their underlying terroir, with great sappiness and depth in the mid-palates, coupled with brilliant structural integrity that makes them, to me, amongst the finest wines made in the southern half of Burgundy. Thierry is a meticulous and talented winemaker, who uses no more than twenty-five percent new oak for any of his top wines, allowing for a beautiful synthesis of pure fruit, delicate framing and a beautifully transcribed expression of terroir in each and every wine. There is a refined elegance and perfumed precision to the Glantenay wines that is very special, and is most impressive when working with the sometimes rather youthfully “sauvage” elements that can be found in young Pommard. Thierry is one of the stars of the Côte de Beaune, and because he is working in the village of Volnay, rather than Vosne-Romanée or Gevrey-Chambertin, his brilliant wines also offer extraordinary value in today’s crazy world of Burgundy pricing.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres Chardonnay 55-80 years Rocky and shallow Sustainable
Bourgogne Pinot Noir 30 years Deep clay soils Sustainable
Pommard Les Riottes Pinot Noir 30 years Clay and limestone Sustainable
Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens Pinot Noir 80 years Fine clay rich in iron oxides Sustainable
Pommard 1er Cru Les Saussilles Pinot Noir 90 years Stoney clay-limestone Sustainable
Volnay Pinot Noir 45 years Various plots of clay-limestone Sustainable
Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots Pinot Noir 25 years Red limestone with gravel and clay Sustainable
Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets  Pinot Noir 50 years Reddish brown soil with gravel Sustainable
Volnay 1er Cru Les Brouillards Pinot Noir 60 years Brown limestone with deep silt Sustainable
Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes Pinot Noir 15 and 80 years White marl / Brown limestone with clay Sustainable