With his two entities, Domaine de Chassorney and SARL Frédéric Cossard, the Saint-Romain winegrower has imposed the image of a Burgundy that has broken with the damaging practices that have tarnished its reputation: whites and reds from the Côte-de-Beaune but also from the Côte-de-Nuits, imbued with a natural elegance and purity.
The profession of Burgundy wine broker, which he practised for 10 years, enabled Frédéric Cossard to deepen his knowledge of the terroirs and to develop a critical approach to the prevailing practices. The opportunity to acquire some vines - mainly in Saint-Romain and Auxey-Duresses - made him a winegrower in 1996. The Domaine de Chassorney gradually expanded, notably in 2000 with vines in Corpeau in generic Burgundy, then in Savigny. In order to expand the range of terroirs beyond their own estate, Frédéric and Laure Cossard created the SARL Frédéric Cossard, which obtains grape supplies from renowned appellations and crus (Meursault, Puligny and Chassagne-Montrachet, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis, Vosne-Romanée, Beaune, etc.) on the basis of strict specifications contracted with the winemakers. In 2010, a new opportunity: the estate increases from 5 to 10 ha by acquiring parcels in Volnay and Pommard as well as in Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune. Of course, all these vines are cultivated with the greatest respect for the earth and the plant: no chemical products (apart from sulphur and copper to combat disease), tillage, homeopathic treatments based on essential oils. The same philosophy applies in the cellar: indigenous yeasts, no sulphur, no thermoregulation. This is how we produce wines that are as natural as possible, a range of whites and reds that are among the most exciting in Burgundy... and also among the most sought-after.
Le terroir de Volnay, dans sa partie Sud voisine de Meursault, donne des rouges réputés pour leur finesse emblématique et à ce titre souvent considérés comme les vins les plus “féminins” de la Côte-de-Beaune.
On the northern part of the combe that makes up the appellation, Savigny-lès-Beaune shares the slope with Pernand-Vergelesses: the climate of Les Gollardes - south-facing and early - and its gravelly soil reveal a Pinot Noir of good consistency.
The northern part of the combe de Pommard, on the Beaune side, is where finesse and elegance prevail over the power often characteristic of the appellation and produce subtle red wines of great expression.
Petite appellation mais grands vins ! Jouxtant les Grands Crus de Gevrey, le 1er Cru Les Monts Luisants, à 350m d’altitude sur un sol calcaire graveleux, est un des noms les plus prestigieux de l’appellation.