Historically, our estate vineyards are in Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. They are tended by Jacques BRIDAY, a proponent of integrated vinegrowing, meaning that the way each plot is tended is adapted to its real time requirements.
Our vinegrowing methods respect the environment. The harvest date is set for when the grapes reach peak ripeness. Yields are controlled, especially for Pinot Noir, which is quite a fragile grape variety…
“ A well cared for vineyard gives good grapes, the sine qua none condition to create great wines! ”
Moillard’s style is for rich wines! They are rich in colour and concentrated thanks to skilled extraction. This brings lovely structure and power to the wines, allowing great cellaring potential.
Moillard has always crafted wines of rare finesse and elegance, faithful to Burgundian tradition. The hand we play centres on our terroirs and spotlighting the ‘climats’ that are oh so representative of Burgundy.
Vinification is by Baptiste Corrot, holder of a Master’s degree in Viticulture-Oenology from the University of Bordeaux. Creating an alliance between respect for generations of skills and know-how at Domaine Moillard and the use of modern equipment, a new winery was created in 2009 in Nuits-Saint-Georges where grapes picked on the greatest terroirs of Côte de Nuits could be brought and vinified.
Equipped with small, open, vats, this winery has been set out to keep the grapes whole before vinification.
After strict sorting, the best berries are taken to the vats in small containers to avoid any unnecessary pumping. Respecting Côte de Nuits tradition, vatting is long. The wines are treated to several days of post-fermentation maceration at 30°C.
The aim is to get wines that are both elegant and powerful, that can age and be enjoyed throughout ageing.
The wines are transferred to barrels by gravity to the old vaulted cellar on site with over 1000 barrels in its ranks. They are cared for by our oenologists throughout their 14 to 20-month maturing. This is how the wines attain their complexity and express the very best of the terroir they hail from.
“ The aim is to get wines that are both elegant and powerful, that can age and be enjoyed throughout ageing. ”