Saint-Romain Combe Bazin, Frédéric Cossard 2020

Frédéric Cossard


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Domaine de Chassorney was born in 1996 with a few hectares of vines rented in Saint Romain and Auxey Duresses and now comprises ten hectares of vines across several villages. He also acts as a négociant, which gives him access to fruit from some of the greatest vineyards in Burgundy. These wines are bottled eponymously, as ‘Frédéric Cossard’.

The Cossards have worked organically from the outset and now focus on homeopathic treatments and remedies tailored to the needs of each site. Whites are pressed directly straight to barrel, where they rest on lees until bottling. Reds spend around a month on their skins as whole bunches in open top casks, before being pressed off to barrel, also resting on their lees until bottling. It sounds simple, but the attention to detail in the cellar is second to none and Fred produces Burgundy of rare liveliness, purity and detail.

From a single vineyard of Chardonnay planted high on the steep slopes of Saint-Romain, where you find a high percentage of limestone. This is the domaine’s most iconic wine and it is easy to see why. Even in this warmer vintage, this remains a Chardonnay of real lift and verve, with wonderful acidity and a chalky, mineral imprint from the calcareous soils.

Producer  Frédéric Cossard  Domaine de Chassorney

Origin Auxey Duresses, Burgundy, France

Grapes 100% Chardonnay

Vintage 2020

Alcohol  13% ABV

Style Medium body white

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested, direct press in concrete eggs.  Fermented with indigenous yeast.  Aged for 12 months. 

Notes Organic, Natural