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DOMAINE FRANCOIS MIKULSKI

DOMAINE FRANCOIS MIKULSKI

Much like humans, vines are living organisms that need to be fed and treated with consideration. Home-produced composts, phytosanitary environmentally-friendly products, plowing, and a carefully preserved biological balance of the soil help us achieve our

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François Mikulski was born in Dijon in 1963. His mother, Thérèse, was originally from Meursault while his father, a NATO officer, was Polish. Due to his father’s work François grew up in Luxembourg and studied at the Ecole Européenne. An avid fan of rugby, he initially wanted to earn a living on the pitch but, after changing his mind, he opted to study viticulture and viniculture instead. It was his uncle Pierre Boillot, a viticulturist in Meursault, that helped François discover his passion for wine. After years of working on his uncle’s domain, François eventually took it over in 1991 with his wife Marie Pierre, herself the daughter of a winemaker (François Germain, owner of Château de Chorey-Les-Beaune).

The first vintage, the 1992, was an astonishing success while the following vintages were more complicated due to frost and disease. Nonetheless, the domain became noticed by professionals and began to earn its stripes

Since 2012, François and Marie Pierre’s children have been working alongside them in preparation for the domain to be passed over to them in coming years. They also run a négociant business on the side to complement their production output.

Their 10 hectares of vines are laid out to biodynamic viticulture (without certification). In the Meursault AOC, the plots are situated in the Limozin, Moulin Landin, Meix Chavaux, Pelles Dessus and Chaumes de Narvaux climats. There are also some vines in four Premier Crus: Les Genevrières (Dessus), les Charmes, le Poruzot and les Gouttes d’Or. The domain produces primarily Chardonnay but also Pinot Noir and Aligoté from hundred year old vines. The yields are between 45 and 50hl/ha for the whites and 35hl for the reds

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