Frederic Cossard wasn’t born into a family of vignerons so had to start from scratch, no mean feat in Burgundy. Domaine de Chassorney was born in 1996 with a few hectares of vines rented in Saint Romain and Auxey Duresses and now comprises ten hectares of vines across several villages. He also acts as a négociant, which gives him access to fruit from some of the greatest vineyards in Burgundy. These wines are bottled eponymously, as ‘Frederic Cossard’.
Cossard has worked organically and pesticide free from the beginning, even when purchasing fruit, he guides the grower on how to grow and care for the vines in the same way he does his own.
This is from a single parcel of chardonnay from the limestone laden slopes of Saint Romain, textural and precise with beautiful chalky minerality under stone fruit, beeswax and lemon pith. A rare wine for burgundy bursting with energy.