Domaine Philippe Charlopin

France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits

 
 

Sustainable


Philippe Charlopin comes from humble beginnings; the son of a vigneron who rented, not owned, his vines and started out himself as a vigneron-ouvrier in 1977.   Philippe then purchased his first vines in Gevrey in 1978.  This was followed by his purchase of a tiny parcel of Clos St. Denis in 1983.  In those early days Philippe was a student (“listener”) and friend of Henry Jayer, which has shaped his winemaking philosophy. Then he kept purchasing vineyards over his whole career.  In 2004, his son Yann joined him, and because of Yann’s passion for making white wines they purchased 5 hectares of vines in Chablis, 2 hectares in Pernand-Vergelesses and a small parcel of Corton-Charlemagne.  Today the domaine encompasses 25 hectares of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines, with 36 different appellations divided into 140 parcels.  Philippe's goal, quoting Mr. Jayer,  is "to make wines that are good to drink both when young and when old."  

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Bougogne Blanc Chardonnay - Clay-limestone Sustainable
Chablis Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 40 and 80 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Pernard-Vergelesses Blanc "Les Pins" Chardonnay 65 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Bourgogne Pinot Noir - Clay-limestone Sustainable
Marsannay "Les Echezots" Pinot Noir 30-50 years Mostly clay and limestone Sustainable
Marsannay Montchenevoy Pinot Noir 42 years Mostly limestone and clay Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin "Terres Blanches" Pinot Noir 30 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Morey-Saint-Denis "Clos Solon" Pinot Noir 90+ years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice" Pinot Noir 50 years Limestone, clay and rocks Sustainable
Vosne Romanée Pinot Noir 40-70 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Morceaux Pinot Noir 60-100 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Evocelles” Pinot Noir 70 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air Pinot Noir 36 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Clos-Saint-Denis Grand Cru Pinot Noir 60 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 60 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 90 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru  Pinot Noir 20 and 50 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 70 years Clay-limestone Sustainable
Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 30 years Clay-limestone Sustainable