Domaine Desaunay-Bissey, Bruno Desaunay & Daniel Bissey

France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits

 
 

Sustainable


Bruno Desaunay, together with his father-in law, Daniel Bissey, have several parcels of very old vines in Vosne (some 80 years), Echezeaux (some 110 years) Grands-Echezeaux (70 years), Chambolle (90 years), and Nuits St. Georges (60 years).  Since 2007 Bruno uses no herbicides or pesticides, all the soil being tilled.  Bruno's winemaking is very terroir-expressive, doing short pre-fermentation maceration, using indigenous yeasts, and not too much extraction.  Barrel-aging is about 1/3 new except for more with the Grands Crus.  The wines are neither fined nor filtered.  The result is beautifully balanced, perfumed, textured, complex, lingering Burgundies - just the kind we seek. 

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Pinot Noir years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Nuits-St-Georges Pinot Noir 60 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 90 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Vosne-Romanee Pinot Noir 80 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Vosne 1er Cru "Les Rouges" Pinot Noir 80 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Beaux-Monts" Pinot Noir 80 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 110 years Clay-limestone Sustainable