Domaine des Moirots is a family property located in the charming village of Bissey-sous-Cruchard that has been producing wine on about 12 hectares of vineyards in the southern portion of the Côte Chalonnaise for three generations. Christophe Denizot, who started with his father in 1990 after studying at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, now handles things. Of the 9 Ha total vineyard of Montagny premier Cru “Le Vieux Chateau”, the Denizot family owns half. The soil here is all Kimmeridgian under limestone just as in Chablis.
Located at the northern end of Montagny, the Moirots own about half of this single, south-facing vineyard, “Le Vieux Château” with their almost 4 hectares. Entirely hand-harvested from 20 year old vines that produce an average 50hL/ha. Vinification: pneumatic pressing of the whole grapes not crushed, fermentation for 70% in oak barrels, for the rest in cement tank. Stirring of the lees for the part in oak barrels and aged on fine lees for 11 months . Blended and bottled at the end of August.