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Louis Chenu Pere & Filles

Juliette Chenu Bruot & Caroline Chenu

About

Owners: Caroline Chenu & Juliette Chenu Bruot
Winemaker:
Caroline Chenu
Vineyards: 9ha, mostly in Savigny, some in Chorey
Vineyard management: Organic since 2006
Soils: Varies by site, including red earth, stones, sand, marl, calcareous clay, and limestone
Grapes grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté, Pinot Blanc

Quick facts:

  • Juliette and Caroline are the fifth generation of their family to make wine in Burgundy. Their great-great-grandfather Louis Chenu purchased the first parcels in 1914. The two sisters handle all the tasks at the winery themselves, including in the vineyard (pruning, treatments, green harvesting) and in the cellar (racking, topping up, fining).
  • They aim to make delicate and supple reds by managing extraction: all grapes are destemmed, maceration lasts less than two weeks, and fermentation temperatures do not exceed 31C.
  • In an average year, the estate produces ten wines, from Bourgogne Aligoté to Savigny premier crus.
  • Juliette and Caroline were featured in a NYTimes article about why Savigny-les-Beaune is one of the most exciting Burgundy regions today.