Domaine Jean & Gilles Lafouge

Auxey is on the way up – think of it as the ‘new’ Saint-Aubin. Rising temperatures mean the grapes here no longer struggle to ripen and Gilles Lafouge’s range consists of beautifully crafted, un-showy but thoroughly satisfying red and white Burgundies.

The Les Hautés borders Meursault Vireuils and the Boutonniers sits right next door to Meix Chavaux – the former offering a floral, fluid style compared to the more focused Boutonniers.

The reds have that hugely attractive sweet core of fruit, fine tannins, freshness and vinous poise.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Auxey-Duresses, Côte d'Or, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    10ha

  • Winemaker

    Gilles Lafouge

  • Established

    1650

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonée

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Auxey-Duresses blanc Les Hautés Chardonnay - - -
Auxey-Duresses Les Boutonniers Chardonnay - - -
Meursault Chardonnay - - -
Auxey-Duresses rouge Pinot Noir - - -
Auxey-Duresses 1er cru rouge Ecusseaux Pinot Noir - - -
Auxey-Duresses 1er cru rouge Climat du Val Pinot Noir - - -
Auxey-Duresses 1er cru rouge La Chapelle Pinot Noir - - -

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Indigenous yeasts for fermentations
  • Élevage in oak, circa 20% new
  • Minimal bâtonnage

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts for fermentations
  • Grapes are destemmed
  • Élevage in oak, circa 20% new