Domaine Henri Richard

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Domaine Henri Richard

Domaine Henri Richard
Domaine Henri Richard
France
Gevrey-Chambertin, Bourgogne

Domaine Henri Richard 18000 bottles in the cellar
Domaine Henri Richard Specialities: Red wine

Domaine Henri Richard is a small family winery with 4.5 hectares of vines all in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin.

Richard and Sarah Bastien represent the fourth generation of vigneròn, who, with their minimalist and careful approach as much in the field as in the cellar, produce unique wines that are a true expression of Gevrey's terroir.

Recognized for its Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Corvées" and "Les Tuileries," as well as for its Grands Crus of Charmes-Chambertin and Mazoyères-Chambertin, the estate also offers for a very good Aligoté, a grape too often snubbed in this territory.

Pure wines, apart from a slight dose of sulfur before bottling, there is no oenological contribution in their wines.

A history that began in 1938

The estate was founded in 1938 by Jean Richard, who belonged to a renowned family of coopers and decided to buy the first plot of Mazoyères-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin from the famous Burgundian writer and historian Gaston Roupnel. Soon after came 2 hectares in the climat "Aux Corvèes" in aoc village.

Jean's son Henri arrived at the winery in 1939 after graduating in oenology. Together with his daughter Margaret he carried on the business by selling grapes or wine but still without bottling under his own name. It would be in 1977 that the first bottlings began and a few years later, from 1992 thanks to the meeting with Patrick Maroiller, historical vanguard of organic farming in Burgundy, he began a path that would lead in 2005 to organic certification and in 2018 to Biodynamic certification.

In the cellar Richard and Sarah, too, work in an essential way with spontaneous whole cluster fermentations, racking by gravity (without a pump so as not to stress the wine), carried out malolactic fermentations, clarifications and natural stabilizations without filtrations.

Domaine Henri Richard
Domaine Henri Richard