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Domaine Arnaud Tessier



 

Domaine Arnaud Tessier is located in the center of the beautiful, historic village of Meursault, Burgundy. The village of Meursault is famed for the high quality production of Chardonnay and the complexity and diversity of its terroirs*.

The vineyards of Meursault surround the remarkable village with 384 hectares of Chardonnay grapes and a relatively tiny 11 hectares planted with Pinot Noir grapes.

The Domaine is under the guidance of Arnaud Tessier. Arnaud was born in Meursault and grew up exploring the village. He began working in the vineyard alongside his father at the tender age of 14. The epitome of a hard worker, Arnaud is also considered amongst fellow villagers to have a rare gift for wine making.

Arnaud began the story of Tessier wines by starting to bottle a tiny part of the Domaine’s production in 2007. Before that, the entire production was sold to the Burgundy “Négoce” – wine merchants who buy grapes to make wine under their own label. With this tiny first vintage, Tessier was born.

The Domaine has 7.5 Hectares of Meursault’s best vineyards. The appellations produced are all whites: Bourgogne Chardonnay “Champ Perrier”, Meursault “Les Casse-Têtes”, Meursault “Les Grands Charrons”, Meursault 1er Cru “Le Poruzot Dessus”, “Les Genevrières” and “Les Charmes Dessus”.  Since 2007, the bottled production has increased slightly each vintage.

To capitalise on these exclusive appellations, Arnaud works long hours in the vineyard to achieve perfection. He relies on the constant support and help from his partner, Catherine. She brings her own exceptional experience and craft, having worked for other well-known Domaines, in Burgundy and abroad. They really do make a winning team.

Arnaud’s philosophy is to grow the vineyard organically. To do so, he leaves long branches on the vines to aerate the vineyard, avoiding disease and rot. He strictly controls the yields by cutting away excess flower buds during the growing season.

Arnaud follows traditional processes which uncover subtle balance and elegance, highlighting the incredible complexity of the different climats.

Clos Cachet is very proud to import Arnaud’s wine to Australia. This is a highly demanded wine worldwide, and a rare pearl that you will absolutely adore.

* Terroir is the specific combination of location, vineyard, climate and people that create a wine. Accordingly, different terroirs produce different wines.

** Climat refers to a named plot of vineyard.

Domaine Arnaud Tessier Wines


 

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