Domaine Jean Collet & Fils - Marc de Bourgogne
The Collet family has, since 1792 and from generation to generation, consecrated themselves to the their vines and vineyard.
Jean Collet, son of the Chablis winemaker Marius, created the Domaine Jean Collet in 1952, at which date he owned 61 ares of vines. He began to sell his harvest in bulk to the négociants (wine wholesalers), and then in 1954 bottled a part of this harvest, followed by exporting a part of this production to the USA in 1959.
In 1979, Gilles joined his father and their winemaking operation became Domaine Jean Collet et Fils. At this date, the area of the Domaine was 15 hectares.
Romain, the son of Gilles, now represents the fourth generation of Collets in Chablis. He definitively returned to the family Domaine for the 2009 harvest (having studied winemaking at school in Beaune, with various internships at different wineries in France and also working abroad at a winery in New Zealand).
Organic viticulture is now part of the domaine’s practice under Romain’s direction–and with full support from the family. The two Grand Crus Valmur and Les Clos, the 1er Crus Montée de Tonnerre, Vaillons, Butteaux, and Forêts have all been converted to organic farming, as well as a good portion of the Chablis AOC wine, where the organic culture tests were first done. The rest are sustainable, farming with the intention of eventually having all the sites fully converted.
In keeping with their approach to growing grapes, winemaking is done through minimal intervention, although the approach to each wine is customized, starting with the origin of the grapes, fermentation–which is done with natural yeasts, and aging. For Domaine Jean Collet, each wine has something to say, and their job is to let the wine speak directly.
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