Domaine Derain: 'Bourgogne Chardonnay'

Domaine Derain: 'Bourgogne Chardonnay'

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Now labeled at Domaine Derain, the wines are made by Julien Altaber of Sextant. Altaber was previously the assistant to Dominique Derain, the namesake of the estate and now former proprietor -- though active presence. Derain now travels through France making wines when and where he pleases (you can see his Banyuls Grenache cuvee 'D'rain D'rain' in our red section). He began his life as a cooper (someone who makes barrels), then settled in Saint-Aubin with 6 hectares of vines in 1989 working organically and biodynamically.

Altaber maintains the integrity and vision of the wines, and keeps his more experimental and negociant wines labeled as Sextant. He was born in Auvergne and has been involved in winemaking since the age of 16 where he quickly found his way to apprenticeship at Domaine Derain. Without a natural heir to his domaine, upon retirement Dominique was bought out by Julien. The rest is history.  

Producer

Domaine Derain (Julien Altaber)

Grape(s)

Chardonnay

Region

Saint-Aubin, Burgundy

Country

France

Vintage

2020