Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot is a fourth generation family estate located in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin. Winemaking at the 20 hectare domaine is in the hands of Didier Chevillon, son in law of Bernard Dupont, who has retired. Didier aims to take the venerable property to new heights of quality and recognition.
The domaine has extensive holdings in Gevrey-Chambertin. Their largest single production is in Gevrey-Chambertin AOC, where they have 9 hectares spread over nine parcels. The average vine age is 35 years. The domaine owns 2 hectares of 45 year-old vines of 1er Cru Cazetiers, where the soil ranges from white limestone-marl through sandy-limestone. Their one-hectare holding in 1er Cru Lavaux St. Jacques has 30 year old vines planted on clay-limestone soil with the presence of many fossils. Dupont-Tisserandot also owns about one-half hectare each of Charmes Chambertin and Mazis Chambertin, where the vines are respectively 50 and 60 years old. The Charmes has a thin, linestone-clay topsoil over a sub-soil of pure rock. The Mazis parcel, situated in the choice “Les Hauts Mazis” section, has yet thinner soil over solid limestone rock. Yields in both appellations naturally average a low 35 hl/ha, and are kept at this level through severe pruning and plowing between the rows in Winter and Spring.