Domaine Famille Picard is back at at Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2022 to promote its wines from the Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune.
The Domaine Famille Picard was founded in 1951 by Louis Félix Picard, then owner of 2 hectares of vines. Over the years, his son Michel has built a family winery recognised by his peers. It is now the turn of the third generation of the Picard family, with Francine Picard heading a total of 140 hectares of vines spreading over four estates between the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune. The young wine-maker has a clear vision in mind: “We want to bring to light these relatively unknown terroirs of the Côte Chalonnaise and to aim for excellence in the Côte de Beaune. We are all driven by a strong organic and biodynamic conviction”.
It is a challenge taken up daily through a range of wines called “Au Pied du Mont Chauve”. The latter is a biodynamic selection – referred as “haute couture”- in the emblematic appellations of the Côte de Beaune. It includes Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet and Corton and 4 villages of the Côte Chalonnaise (Rully, Mercurey, Givry, Montagny).
On this rare and exceptional panel of terroirs, reflective work is centred around the idea of “from the Earth to the bottle”. This means a healthy soil, a respected terroir, a pure and well-thought-out vinification, a controlled maturation, all set in agroecology.
But the momentum does not stop there. Experiments go further with the planting of new grape varieties, the testing of original blends, the creation of a new vat house, etc.
Visitors to Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris can meet Francine Picard and her team at the Vignobles & Vins Picard (VVP) stand.