Domaine des Moirots, Christophe Denizot

France, Bourgogne, Côte Chalonnaise



Domaine des Moirots is a family property located in the charming village of Bissey-sous-Cruchard that has been producing wine on about 12 hectares of vineyards in the southern portion of the Côte Chalonnaise  for three generations.  Christophe Denizot, who started with his father in 1990 after studying at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, now handles things.  Of the 9 Ha total vineyard of Montagny premier Cru “Le Vieux Chateau”, the Denizot family owns half.     The soil here is all Kimmeridgian under limestone just as in Chablis. Part of the vineyards (30%) are classified as 1er Cru “Climats”.  All the red grapes are hand-harvested, sorted and checked cluster by cluster using a selected table and totally and carefully de-stemmed. Fermentation takes place in concrete vat and lasts around 12 to 15 days without heating.  The free-run wine and press wine are blended before being placed into concrete "eggs" or oak barrels for aging. Wines are aged for 10 to 18 months depending on the vintages and the cuvée. 


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Crémant de Bourgogne NV 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Aligoté 25 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Bouzeron Blanc Aligoté 35 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Bourgogne Blanc Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay 70 years Blue marl Sustainable
Givry Blanc Chardonnay 70 years Clay-silt Sustainable
Montagny 1er Cru "Le Vieux Chateau" Blanc Chardonnay 20 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Average 35 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Givry Rouge Pinot Noir 30 years Clay-silt Sustainable
Givry 1er Cru "A Vigne Rouge" Pinot Noir 7 years Clay-limestone Sustainable