Domaine Dandelion Aube

Domaine Dandelion Aube


Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Grapes: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2022

Christian Knott and Morgane Seuillot of Domaine Dandelion have two hectares of old vines in a patchwork of small plots around the village of Meloisey near St Romain. Viticulture is organic with some biodynamics - Christian and Morgane spray raw milk on the vines instead of sulphur and eschew any machinery in the vineyards, preferring to employ their trusty horse. Once harvested by hand, the grapes are pressed in an old wooden screw press and aged in neutral oak under their house before bottling without filtration or sulphur.

Aube - meaning daybreak - comes from a small parcel of mainly white marl and a little red clay facing South East above the Meloisey vineyard at the top of a small hill at the precipice of a forest.

Predominantly 'white wine terroir' producing herbaceous, interesting wines a particularly dry year was rounded off by two weeks of rainfall right before harvest. As such this has produced much fresher lighter wines in style compared to the more concentrated efforts from nearby.