Jean Luc Maldant created his domaine in 1988 starting with 2.5 hectares in Chorey-les-Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune and Aloxe Corton. In 2003, he partnered with Arnauld Jobard to heighten the quality of their winemaking. Jean Luc’s philosophy is that of a “baton passer”, sharing his knowledge and techniques from generation to generation in the hopes of upholding high quality farming and winemaking.
The vines are located on the north coast of Beaune in the commune of Chorey-Lès-Beaune, stretching over 1.9 acres (0.8 ha). The soil is composed of clay and limestone soils. The vines are trained similarly to peach trees (“rosaceae”) and box trees (“buxacées”) to best preserve local fauna.This domaine uses sustainable agriculture techniques to obtain the highest quality fruit all while respecting the terroir.
Maldant aims to use the least amount of sulfur possible by meticulous fruit handling from vineyard to cellar. The juice is fermented in temperature controlled tanks, and aged in 228 liter oak barrels (25% new) for 18 months within their stoned-cellar. This wine is made to age well in bottle.
Yellow gold tints with a brilliant and clear robe. The nose opens on white flowers, hazlenut and hints of butter. The mouth is fruit, balanced by sharp acidity and a lengthy finish.
Enjoy with grilled Halibut or crab lathered in a garlic and butter reduction.