Located north of the Côte d’Or and around Chablis, Yonne wines often surprise the connoisseur by their frankness and diversity. Appellations such as Irancy, Saint-Bris, Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Bourgogne Epineuil are rich in varieties (Aligoté, Sauvignon Blanc, César, Melon de Bourgogne). These terroirs have similar soils to Chablis and they produce wines of character and finesse.
Caves de Bailly-Lapierre (Bailly)
Domaine du Clos du Roi (Coulanges-la-Vineuse)
Domaine Goisot (Saint-Bris le Vineux)
Domaine Felix & Fils (Saint-Bris le Vineux)
Maison Simmonet-Febvre (Chablis)
In Vézelay, vine and wine culture dates back to Antiquity. The remains of a Bacchus temple were discovered under the Saint-Etienne church, only a few yards from our shops.
Until the phylloxera epidemic of the 19th century, the wine from Vézelay supplied Paris. The rebirth of the vine started in the 1970s. Whites received the AOC “Bourgogne” in 1985 and “Bourgogne Vézelay” in 1996.
The 47-hectare vineyards are planted primarily with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wines are lively and on the light side but with a pronounced minerality. They should be enjoyed chilled, as an aperitif or in association with shellfish, fish and local cheeses.
Cave Henry de Vézelay (Vézelay)