After practising the profession of wine broker for seven years, Christophe Perrot-Minot took over his parent’s estate in 1993. As well as providing renewed vigour and a perfectionist’s approach to the winemaking, Christophe also succeeded in expanding the Domaine substantially by buying out the famous Pernin-Rossin estate in Vosne-Romanée, starting with the 2000 vintage. The viticulture is respectful to nature and terroir - no chemical fertiliser or herbicides are used. Low yields and Christophe’s eye for detail are fundamental to the great quality of the wines, in addition to the Domaine’s impressive army of old vines ranging from 40 to 100 years old. Everything is hand-picked, vine leaves and canopies are thinned during the season and sorting / grapes selections are rigorous. The grapes are , for the most part, de- stalked and after fermentation are aged in a maximum of 30-40% new oak. The wines are incredibly ripe, refined and concentrated, yet despite their almost modern intensity and polish they allow the nuances and character of terroir to come through strongly. A stellar Domaine.
Mazoyeres Chambertin is relatively rarely found owing to the fact that it makes up just over half of the wider Charmes Chambertin appellation. Most growers opt to label as Charmes over Mazoyeres. In fact Mazoyeres is generally considered to be one of the weaker Grand Crus mostly because it is a large vineyard with a fair amount of topographical variation. Charmes and Mazoyeres combined brings the total area to over 30 HA, thus a consistent style and character is difficult to pin down. Picking the right plot from the right producer is very important when it comes to Charmes and Mazoyeres Chambertin but excellent examples are produced by the likes of Rousseau, Roumier and Perrot-Minot.