Domaine des Chenevières Burgundy
A family-run estate that makes wines that will tantalize the…
A family-run estate that makes wines that will tantalize the nostrils with its amazing aromatics and ignite the taste buds – realty set them on fire!
The roots run deep at this domaine with the new crew of winemakers representing the 6th generation of winemakers (in love with the land, as they claim).
A true family venture: Vincent et Nicolas LENOIR with their wives and now their children Aurélien, Sylvain, et Benoit do everything from working the land, to picking the grapes from making the wine to bottling it. This work is done with tremendous respect for tradition, as the end goal remains constant; to bring an excellent quality wine to the consumer that will tantalize the nostrils with its amazing aromatics and ignite the taste buds – really setting them on fire
The winery is located in St Maurice de Satonnay, a small village in between Mâcon and Cluny. The winery has 41 hectares of vines spread over three communes: St Maurice de Satonnay, Péronne et Azé.
The vines are planted on the hillside (some in the middle of the slope and others higher up.) The soil is clay-limestone with great South/Southwest exposure. The grapes used for the wines are Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Gamay and Aligoté. The wines made by the winery are: Macon Rouge, Bourogne Rouge, Borgogne Passetoutgrains Macon Villages, Macon Blanc, Cremand de Bourgogne.
As of now, Golden Vines carries two different Macon whites and a Macon Rouge. However, we will most likely carry more as this winery makes great wine.
There is a great balance between the old and the new here; tradition and modernity. There is a respect of the traditional methods of vilification but an acceptance of new oenological method (pneumatic press, controlling the temperatures during the alcoholic fermentation) this balance enables them to preserve the typicity and quality of the wines made. Additionally, each parcel is vinified separately allowing the winemaker to optimize the assemblage before bottling.
Concerned for the environment, the winery respects the practices of sustainable farming – by the way it works the soil and the limited us of effluents.