This domain has been run by the Jouard family for many generations. Vincent and François are the 5th generation to cultivate vines here using traditional methods. Vincent Jouard manages the soil and terroir at the vineyards, which plays a huge part in the quality of their wines. François Jouard handles winemaking for the family and believes in creating wines that are respectful of the Chassagne-Montrachet terroir.
The family holding represents 11 hectares (a little over 27 acres). The Jouard brothers produce 95% white wines, and only 5% red Chassagne-Montrachet. They only produce 250 cases each year, assuring only the highest quality wines. Sustainable viticulture is a priority with extensive plowing in order to avoid chemical weeding. The only vines that go into the Jouard estate bottlings are old vines (over 50 years), therefore Vieilles Vignes appears on every label. For all the wines, Francois Jouard uses 1/3 new oak and works with the best barrel-makers—Chassin, Gillet, Billon.
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