Frederic Esmonin is a small family run Domaine in Gevrey-Chambertin. The domain has just 6.5 hectares and they also make a few wines under a négociant label, from grapes that they have purchased.
Until 1987, all production was sold to négociants such as Maison Leroy and Louis Jadot and some of Leroy's most famous wines from the 1950s are said to have come from Domaine Frédéric Esmonin. Frédéric Esmonin's mother and father are still active in the running of the Domain and the family is one of the oldest and best known in Gevrey-Chambertin.
The Domain practices "lutte raisonnée" which means no use of chemicals and additives, all production is done in a natural and gentle way for the environment.
Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles St Jacques
100% Pinot Noir. Located in the upper south-facing slopes of Gevrey Chambertin overlooking the Combe de Lavaux valley below.
The wines are made with 100% destemmed grapes, cold macerated for 4-5 days before the fermentation begins. It matures between 17 months in 80% new French oak barrels sourced from Radoux and Berthomieu coopers, with the oak coming from the Nevers and Allier forests.