Louis Chenu Pere & Filles Savignyvieilles Vignes Burgundy France
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Louis Chenu is a family domaine based in Savigny-lès-Beaune. The domaine is managed today by sisters Juliette and Caroline who took over the day-to-day management from their father Louis about 3 years ago. Juliette looks after the commercial side and Caroline the viti/viniculture. The domaine was started by Angel, the ‘grandmother of their grandfather’ around 1915 – so five generations – a sixth generation currently enjoy playing between the barrels!
Both the girls and their father have added to the Savigny vines in Les Lavières which were the first of the domaine, such that today they farm 9 hectares, almost all in Savigny. If you’re surprised that it’s the first time you’ve heard of a domaine that is over 90 years old, then don’t worry, until the sisters took over, everything was sold as must or in barrel to the négoce. Each year a little more has been bottled on their small bottling machine for customers mainly in Belgium and France, though they are a long way from commercialising all of their crop.