Domaine Comtesse de Cherisey
The feeling of being lost in translation, A timelessness moment.
Domaine Comtesse de Cherisey is a family owned vineyard located in Blagny, with a history back to 1811, in altitude seating on the border between Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. This location, which used to be too high on the hill and therefore too cold, is now benefiting from global warming. It has become the place to be.
This domain is also the romantic story between Helene de Montlivault de Cherisey, current Comtesse de Cherisey, and her husband Laurent Martelet, a teacher of oenology (wine science) and viticulture (vineyard management).
In 1998, after several years visiting other vineyards across France, Hélène and Laurent Martelet took over the family estate, the Chérisey-Montlivault line. In order to pay homage to the older line of the business they have retained the Domaine Comtesse B. de Cherisey label above that of the estate.
Since 2017, the owners’ son-in-law, Rémi Colin who is a cousin of Arnaud Ente, joined the estate and works hand in hand with the owners. They hire up to 10 people for the green-works season (from March to July), hence an incredible ratio of one person per hectare, exactly like Mme Leroy at Domaine Leroy and d’Auvenay. As a result, the agronomical works done to each Terroir soils, the attention and time spent tending each vine is “haute-couture” and very high-end. While harvesting, each chardonnay grape has a high complexity and agronomical content with full phenolic maturity.
The overall balance, the purity, the breed and the length of Cherisey wines leave us speechless. The domain’s cardinal values are:
Passion: for revealing each Terroir. "Spiritus Lapides": The Spirit of the Stone. A passion for taking care of the 9,000 vines the estate has, a passion for the precision in every wine produced.
Respect for the environment, its biodiversity and ecosystem. To contribute to a sustainable viticulture, hence applying organic viticulture, then no chemical spreading combined with an intensive manual work and pickaxing to tend the vineyard.
Innovation through the usage of modern technology to assist the winemaker in the understanding of the vintage and the elevage like having a connected station of meteorology, an oenological follow-up, etc.
Revelation of each of the 3 Premiers Crus Terroirs the estate owns that are very different one another plus one Village.