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 12.3 acres (5ha) of “Les Beaumonts” vineyard. 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 protect his wines from oxidation by utilizing carbon dioxyde instead of over-sulfuring. Cold maceration lasts 12 days, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled tanks over 18 days. The wines then mature in 50% oak barrels, and 50% stainless steel tanks.
Deep ruby tones, aromas of dark berries, hints of spices. The mouth is elegant with tannin, a fleshy mouthfeel and flavors of blackberry and wood.
Delicious with chili con carne, duck confit, olives and charcuterie.