Focus on Pommard 1er Cru “Les Chanlins Vieilles Vignes”

Burgundy has been making wine for a long time. The characteristics of the various vineyards are well understood, and the lines have been drawn. Each village has certain traits for which it is known – Chambolle for its perfume, Morey for its cherry flavors, and each vineyard has different characteristics – Chevalier-Montrachet has a touch…

Focus on Volnay Taillepieds

Domaine Clos de la Chapelle expanded in a major way with the 2013 vintage, adding over half a dozen new vineyards sites. Our focus remains on top sites in the Cote de Beaune, and one of our most exciting additions was a parcel of the Volnay 1er Cru know as Taillepieds. Within the 1er Cru…

Organic Farming in Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversées

The top Domaines of Burgundy understand that the land is the most important thing. In 2015 Burgundy’s unique terroirs were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the worldwide demand for the wines is as high as it has ever been because the wines are as great as they have ever been, and the reason…

2014 Vintage Update

The 2014 whites are easy to assess. They are fantastic! These pale yellow gems were bottled in November after they showed great finesse and complexity from barrel. The layering of these young wines is impressive. The Corton-Charlemagne shows its Grand Cru pedigree, and we are very excited for our first official release of the Pernand-Vergelesses…

2015 First Impressions

The roller coast ride that was the 2015 growing season is over, and the wines are happily beginning to ferment in our caves. For a moment, the summer heat stirred concerns that Burgundy would have another 2003 on its hands, with the vines shutting down and struggling to ripen, but the heat faded quickly, and…

More Places to Find Our Wine!

With the expansion of our offerings, we have also been able to expand into another new market. We are working with Veritas of California, a highly-regarded company that has worked with top Burgundy Domaines for many years. We have also found several new homes with top New York restaurants – Rebelle, Dirty French and Bouley,…

The 2015 Growing Season

The 2015 season has been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Things began with a near perfect winter and spring, leading to the best flowering since the 2010 vintage. Summer hit the vineyards with a sunny vengeance through most of July. Temperatures were very high, and there was almost no rain, leading to early…

Focus on Corton Rognet

With the 2013 vintage, Domaine Clos de la Chapelle will join a rarified club; we now own vines in several Grand Cru vineyards, the rarest and finest parcels of land in all of Burgundy! If you come to visit Burgundy, as you drive from the Northern Cote de Nuits towards to Cote de Beaune, you…

Flowering Begins in the Clos!

I just returned from Burgundy, and the good news is that flowering started in the Clos this past weekend!   The bad news is that flower cluster formation was reduced this year, probably due to the vines still being shocked from the effects of hail the last three years.   This means that quality will likely be…

Focus on Corton-Charlemagne

The 2013 vintage saw some major expansion at Domaine Clos de la Chapelle. We acquired eight new vineyard sites, including a very small parcel in the storied Grand Cru of Corton-Charlemagne! Our .30 hectares of 45-year-old vines will produce just 300 bottles for the world! The Hill of Corton dominates the North of the Cote…

DCC At Home and On The Road!

The Domaine has acquired some fresh new digs for our office space and tasting room! With the addition of so many new vineyards, we have also added a new barrel cellar. We can be found at 3 rue du Grenier à Sel in Beaune. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a…

Vintage Update: The 13s In Bottle and The 14s In Barrel

The 2014 vintage is comfortably resting in barrel in our new cellar! Malolactic fermentations (an integral winemaking process in which tart-tasting malic acid is converted to softer-tasting lactic acid) have completed with our second year of our chardonnays – Domaine Clos de la Chapelle Corton-Charlemagne and Beaune 1er Les Réversées. We will also be releasing…