Les Héritiers Saint-Genys,, History of a passion

Le domaine des Héritiers Saint-Genys a une approche artisanale pour offrir des grands vins de Bourgogne de qualité. Notre philosophie est basée sur l'attachement au terroir.

Les Héritiers Saint-Genys, History of a passion 

Jean-Baptiste Alinc et Patrice du Jeu dans les chais.

Settled in the heart of Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Héritiers Saint-Genys estate exploits its vineyards on a little over 12 hectares divided between “Côte chalonnaise” and “ Côte de Beaune”.

The estate has an artisanal approach in order to offer high quality Burgundy wines. Its philosophy is based on respect of land and vine linked to wine passion.

All our wines are from Pinot Noir or Chardonnay and are cask aged in our historic cellar respecting the most pure burgundy tradition.

Created in 2011, under Patrice du Jeu impulse, Les Héritiers Saint-Genys has undertaken a large program to give back to the vineyards its ancient prestige.

Particularly the "Clos Marcilly", in Mercurey, where a large re-plantation program has been run from 2012 up to 2014.

2014 is our first vintage offering this exceptional wine also in white from Chardonnay, as it was previously only red Pinot Noir.

As of 2016 the “Clos Marcilly” Mercurey 1°Cru will become a monopoly of Les Héritiers Saint-Genys.

In order to offer to our vineyards and wines the best they deserve, Jean-Baptiste Alinc, renowned œnologue and wine maker has joined Les Héritiers Saint-Genys in 2013.

We are also renovating our historical winery, getting equipments that allow a total respect of vine products during all vinification stages from harvesting to bottling.

All vineyards are worked traditionally, in a reasoned way. Limiting chemical products and favoring the soil work.
Grape harvests are handmade in small crates full of holes, avoiding grape maceration and limiting manipulation and crushing.

Pinot Noir grapes are then sorted, destemmed and put in stainless steel tanks. After alcoholic fermentation they are pressed and barreled in oak casks from the best French coopers for about a year.

Chardonnays are directly pressed, very softly, and then put in stainless steel tanks for a first decantation before going in oak barrels for fermentation and ageing.

When it’s time, wines are bottled, always being careful to respect the moon phases for this last operation.