||Domaine Maurice CHAPUIS is above all a family Domaine. Around 1850, a winegrower worker from Aloxe-Corton, Pierre Pavelot, owned 1 hectare of vineyard .A few years later, with his brother François, he bought 60 Ares of Corton Charlemagne. Formerly, that vineyard was part of the domaine of the Emperor Charlemagne. He gave it to the Abbey Saint Andoche in Saulieu. Pierre’s daughter married Antoine CHAPUIS, the young teacher of the village. Antoine had two sons, Eugène and Maurice who undertook to grow the Domaine. Eugène was killed during the Great War; Maurice inherited a house and vines from his aunt Cunisset-Carnot. Strongly attached to the terroir, he actively participated in the establishment of the AOC laws while working as winegrower. After 2nd World War, his son Louis continued his work and replanted almost all vines. In 1985, Maurice succeeded his father. As it I usual today, Maurice works also with an oenologist. In 1990, Maurice married Anne-Marie, brought up in a military family… but also a wine lover! Anne-Marie's management training has brought better organizational structure to the domaine and focused on communication. She is also part of a committee responsible for organising events for the GJPV, an organisation of young winemakers. Finally, since 1997, at the request of some of their clients, Anne Marie and Maurice established a wine trading activity
||Domaine Maurice CHAPUIS is located in Aloxe-Corton in Burgundy, in the Côte de Beaune. The village is situated at the foot of the outstanding hill of Corton and is proud to have one red Grand Cru and one white Grand Cru. The area of the village is very small: 266 hectares most of it in vineyard (240 hectares). Aloxe-Corton lies at 5 km north of Beaune and 35 km south of Dijon. The Domaine is open all year round. We will welcome you in our cellars of the XIVth century preferably by appointment.
|Composition of the land
||The climate of Aloxe-Corton is temperate and semi-continental. The landscape is dominated by the Corton hillside, some of the slopes being too steep to use a tractor. Red wines are made from pinot noir and white wines from Chardonnay and aligoté. These are the three classic Burgundy varieties of grapes. Despite a very limited production area, the variety of wines is very rich due to the extremely diverse range of soils, sub-soils and microclimates. The vineyards bearing the village appellation "Aloxe-Corton" are grown on chalky clay soils that are rich in potassium and phosphoric acid, the resulting wines are therefore supple, fruity and well- balanced. On the best exposed slopes of the hillside are the vines that benefit from the Appellation "Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru". The wines have more structure and have a greater aging potential. Halfway up the hillside, the reddish stony soil with its iron rich oolites produces a beautiful, firm, elegant, straightforward Grand Cru: "Corton". This wine has exceptional aging qualities. On the very steep slopes of the Corton hillside we also have marl rich soils which favor the elaboration of "Corton Charlemagne", a legendary white Grand Cru with flowery aromas and fruity bouquet. Also known for its aging qualities, this stylish wine has a beautiful golden color and is full of vigor.
||The Domaine has about 12 hectares of vineyard, and produces both red and white wines: Village appellations: Aloxe-Corton, Savigny-lès-Beaune and Chorey-les-Beaune Premier Cru: Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru Grands Crus: Corton Perrières, Corton Languettes and Corton Charlemagne All the vineyards are close to the Domaine, the furthest are situated in Savigny-lès-Beaune and Chorey-les-Beaune. Corton Charlemagne vineyards are facing south and enjoy maximum sunshine. The average harvest is between 450 and 520HL in all.