ABOUT THIS WINE
The plot of 0.32 ha on the grand cru of Latricières-Chambertin. The old vines are planted there on a shallow marl-limestone soil. After the manual harvest, the grapes are vinified in whole bunches to preserve all the elegance of the Pinot Noir grape. If the production is unfortunately minimal, the result is always there. A fine balance between power, elegance and richness has been achieved. The relatively sweet nose with notes of black fruits announces a silky attack. The tannins, although present, confirm this delicacy. This Latricière-Chambertin will undoubtedly go through the years with great panache.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The winery’s history begins in 1880 in Savigny-lès-Beaune. Since then many generations have followed, each contributing its own developments and knowledge to establish Domaine Bize as it is today. In 1880, the great grandfather Simon Bize owned a few vineyard parcels. It was a difficult period in viticulture, as all of the work in the vines was done by hand. In 1918, the grandfather, also named Simon Bize, assumed management of the winery, buying new vineyard parcels. With the help of a horse for plowing and new agricultural equipment, vineyard work became less tedious.
In 1950, the father Simon Bize undertook a decisive transformation of the domain. An excellent winemaker, he decided to bottle and sell his own wine, believing firmly in the importance of the relationship between ‘the winemaker and his/her clients.’ His savoir-faire permitted him to establish a client network of both private individuals and restaurateurs. The quality of his wine was recognized and appreciated by experts and connoisseurs. In 1972, Patrick Bize further developed his father’s goals. He built a cuverie, expanded the barrel cellars, and bought new parcels to offer a new, more extensive range of wines. 2013 marked the passing of Patrick Bize. His wife Chisa, his sister Marielle, and the entire team carry on Patrick’s ever-present goal of pursuing quality through careful and exacting work in the vines, working in harmony with nature, and striving to ensure the domain’s future in a healthy environment.