Auxey-Duresses is located at the edge of a valley that, from the Côte de Beaune, runs deep into the Hautes-Côtes on the road to La Rochepot and Autun.
Auxey-Duresses, with its hamlets of Petit-Auxey and Melin, is located in Burgundy, one of the two sanctuaries of the Celtic and Gallo-Roman vineyards.
The estate also operates a vineyard plot that has been there for 2,000 years, near the Macabrée Gallo-Roman settlement.
The village then became a dependency of the Cluny Abbey, which shared its activity between grain mills and grape presses.
A FAMILY AFFAIR
The estate in Auxey-Duresses has been in the family for several centuries. Justine has now taken over the estate, which was managed by Philippe and Annie for 40 years.
Today, it comprises 16 hectares, made up of PRUNIER plots from Philippe’s side and DAMY-GAGNARD plots from Annie’s.
The first vines acquired by the estate date back to 5 September 1712, with the purchase of a plot very close to the village by Pierre Gagnard. On the Prunier side, Philippe’s great-great-grandfather Jean-Baptiste Prunier began to cultivate vines around 1840.
A word from Justine, winemaker
Based on the experience of several generations, we cultivate our vines in harmony with nature and the environment without the need for any label.
Moderate ploughing and controlled grass cover allow for soil preservation.
All our wines are vinified and matured in our cellars in a natural way with the greatest respect for our terroirs; we continually strive to create exceptional wines.
We are delighted to welcome you, upon reservation, to help you discover our wines!
The mission of the estate:
Respect for the terroirs in order to create high quality wines/p>