Alix de Montille only selects parcels that meet her requirements. Purchases are only made from parcels adhering to sustainable viticultural practices. Some vineyards are even in the process of being converted to organic farming.
Having always dreamed of being a winemaker Sylvain Pataille realized his ambition in 1999. He began in his childhood village of Marsannay-la-Cote with only 1 hectare. Today the estate has 14 hectares. Sylvain is a true rising star of the Cote de Nuits. In 2013 Patialle first experimented with releasing his Aligote Dore vineyards unblended, into four different cuvees. Becky Wasserman says about the Champ Forey: "Vineyard: 0.3 hectares of 55-year-old vines, soils with lots of small limestone rocks. Pure, delicate and briny nose. The attack is salty, the mid-palate is direct and linear, and the finish incredibly detailed and complex. A classic Aligoté Doré, with the limestone scree beautifully displaying the variety’s Chablis-like, oyster-shell saltiness."
Domaine Valette is a 8.5 ha estate in Chaintre, a small village in the south of Burgundy between the Mâcon and Beaujolais. the domaine is run by Philippe Valette, who converted the vineyards to organic in 1990. Depending on the cuvee and the vintage, Philippe will age his wines in old oak from 6 months to as long as 5 years. Philippe is known as one of the godfathers of natural winemaking, especially in the Mâcon. The age of the vines for this cuvee is 65 years and is fermented with indigenous yeast and sulphites are added for bottling in minimal amounts.