Domaine Bonneau du Martray

WHO WE ARE

With 11 hectares of vineyards situated on the historic Hill of Corton, Domaine Bonneau du Martray safeguards and refines the essence of Burgundy with direct lineage to Charlemagne. The Domaine is the only estate in Burgundy that produces exclusively Grand Cru wines.  It is, moreover, not only the largest single owner of Corton-Charlemagne but also the largest single owner of any one Grand Cru in Burgundy.

Until recently, Bonneau du Martray was managed by Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière, the latest generation of the family that had owned the Domaine for over two centuries. Jean-Charles took the reins in 1994.  He shortly thereafter began the painstaking process of converting the estate to biodynamic vineyard management. The Domaine is certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic.

The fruit is scrupulously sorted and fermented over indigenous yeasts. It is racked into oak barrels (30% new) and aged on its lees for 12 months. , then blended into tank (still on lees, for an additional 6 months. For bottling, the wine is racked off its lees and lightly filtered, only if necessary.

In late 2016, the Domaine was acquired by American investor Stan Kroenke.  It remains to be seen whether the viticulture and winemaking will remain the same.

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Burgundy
  •  APPELLATIONS
  •  Corton; Corton-Charlemagne
  •  WINEMAKER
  •  Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière
  •  FOUNDED
  •  1835
  • VINEYARD AREA
  • 4500 cases
  •  FARMING
  • Organic (certified) & Biodynamic
  •  WEBSITE
  •  bonneaudumartray.com

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

Corton-Charlemagne  Grand Cru