Domaine Colinot

This top domaine is run by the charming and energetic daughter Stéphanie (married to Jean-Paul Durup, qv) and features a wide range of site-specific, single-vineyard wines from the amphitheatre of Irancy, some of which include a very small amount (10% is the maximum permitted by law) of the ancient grapetype César, traditionally used to add colour and tannin. The domaine’s 100% Pinot Noir Irancy Vieilles Vignes cuvée and the Passetoutgrain are delicious ambassadors for the domaine.

“Located in Auxerrois, southwest of the town of Chablis, Irancy is one of those small wine regions that you have heard about, but probably not tasted. You go to a restaurant in Beaune and scan the list of wines from the Côte d’Or. How often do you forgo Gevrey or Chambolle and plump for a Pinot Noir from Irancy, one of the most northernmost appellations? The thing is, when I do muster the courage to venture off-piste, I find myself rewarded with a well-priced red Burgundy and give myself a metaphorical pat on the back for thinking outside the box”.  Neal Martin

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Irancy, Auxerrois, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    12.5ha

  • Winemaker

    Stéphanie Colinot

  • Established

    1960s

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonée

  • Website

    www.irancy-colinot.fr

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Bourgogne Rosé Pinot Noir - - -
Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2/3 Pinot Noir 1/3 Gamay - - -
Irancy Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 40 year old vines - -
Irancy Boudardes Pinot Noir Young vines - -
Irancy Les Mazelots Pinot Noir, 3% César - - -
Irancy Palotte Pinot Noir, 5% César - - -

Viticulture / Vinification

Red wines

  • Grapes are destemmed
  • Élevage in barrique