Owners of Premiers and Grands Crus in Puligny-Montrachet since 1859 with the Domaine Jean Chartron, Jean-René Chartron founded the Maison Chartron et Trébuchet in 1984 with Louis Trébuchet, manager of a wine trading company.
Vincent Sauvestre acquired the company in 2004. His objective is to continue to promote the great white wines of Burgundy, whilst respecting and perpetuating the quality work achieved by Jean Chartron and Louis Trébuchet.
The Maison Chartron et Trébuchet specialises in producing great white Burgundy wines.
The know-how of the winemakers begins with a radical selection of the very best plots: the highest-quality terroirs of the Côte are chosen and the grapes are carefully monitored throughout the ripening period.
Grapes are hand-picked when the balance between acidity and sweetness is at its prime: the fruit must not be too ripe so that the full potential of the terroir is maintained, including its acidity, to ensure that the wines age properly.
All of the winemaking is done in casks: the alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation. A proportion of 20 to 40% of new barrels is used, depending on the appellations and the vintage. Wines are left to age for 12 to 18 months.
The racking of the wines is done in the traditional manner, eliminating any unnecessary filtering. The wines are then bottled without being exposed to ambient air to preserve all their flavour and quality. They are then aged for four to six months before they are put on the market.
The white wines of the Maison Chartron et Trébuchet are distinctive in their strength and character. The aromatic complexity reveals a taste of toasted brioche and the strong minerality that is typical of the terroirs of the Côte de Beaune, with an elegant and powerful taste on the palette that evokes white fruit, such as peaches, and the finesse of wildflowers such as hawthorn and jasmine.