The 1er cru vineyard "Sous Frétille" looks like the little twin brother of the great Corton. These limestone-loamy slopes extend above the wine village of Pernand. Slope, geology and exposure to the sun are like one egg to another. Here as there, Chardonnay grapes grow in the top rows of vines. The famous Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne is a dense, long-lived white wine with a characteristic smoothness and great elegance - a rival to Montrachet.
Burgundian vines and wine-making are part of Claudie Jobard’s DNA. Her mother Laurence was for many years the highly-respected head winemaker at Joseph Drouhin, and her family runs a nursery which multiplies vines for replanting top vineyards throughout Burgundy. Since 2002 Claudie has been making her own wines in Rully, and from 2011 took over responsibility for additional family vineyards, producing tiny quantities of 1st Growth Beaune and Pommard. All her vineyards are now cultivated organically.