Situated in the heart of Vosne-Romanee, Domaine Meo-Camuzet is one of the most sought after estates in Burgundy. It was only in 1988, however, that Meo-Camuzet stopped leasing their vineyards and selling their fruit to other producers, and began the journey of becoming one of the most celebrated domaines.
Originally founded by Etienne Camuzet at the turn of the 20th century, the foundations for what the Domaine would eventually become were built on Etienne's ability to pick out the best parcels in the Cote d'Or. Throughout his lifetime, he increased his holdings significantly, ultimately holding 2.5 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards including Richebourg, Clos de Vougeot, Echezeaux, Corton Clos Rognet, Corton Les Perrières, and Corton La Vigne au Saint. The Domaine also holds 8 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards throughout the Cote d'Or.
Flash forward, and today the Domaine is run by Jean-Nicolas Meo (a distant relative of Camuzet) and Christian Faurois. Perhaps one of the pillars of Meo-Camuzet's success comes from the fact that when Jean-Nicolas took the reins in 1985, and began claiming back the leased vineyards, he called on one of Burgundy's brightest stars for guidance: Henri Jayer. For three years, Jayer mentored Jean-Nicolas during the transition and finally decided to retire in 1988.
Thoughtful and organic viticulture, strict bunch sorting and careful handling in the cellar, allow Jean-Nicolas to produce some exceptional wines year after year. It's no surprise these wines are so highly sought after.
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