Located in the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, Jerome Castagnier is a fifth generation winemaker whose domaine boasts some of the most enviable plots in the Cote de Nuits. Despite only having 4 hectares under vine, the big vineyard names more than make up for the domaine’s smaller size: Grand Crus include Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint Denis, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos de Vougeot. Production is therefore limited for these fine wines, adding an exclusivity to the expressive red and white wines the domaine produces. Since 2013, Jerome Castagnier has adopted a minimal intervention approach. The red wines are generally destemmed however up to 50% of whole bunches may be used. The juice macerates for four to six days and the fermentation starts naturally and lasts for up to three weeks. He then allows the wine a month in tank to settle before moving it to barrels for ageing. The wines are bottled without fining or filtration. This hands off approach in the cellar allows the wines to show the outstanding quality of the fruit and the elegance of the terroir.