Burgundy Domaine Truchetet
Domaine Truchetet, a tiny domaine in the heart of Premeaux-Prissey, Nuits Saint Georges, has been family owned and run for 6 generations. Jean-Pierre Truchetet has been handing the baton over to children Morgan and Julie for some time and in 2018 he took full retirement, leaving the next generation in charge. They are fired up, and already looking to the changes in the future, the most important of which is the move towards organic farming, but with just 5.3 hectares to play with they have taken the decision to widen their net first by buying in some fruit and must in order to give them more volume.
Vinification and Wines
In the attempt to avoid too much oak influence in their wines, the Truchetets use an unusual barrel called a Harlequin which combines alternative staves of oak and acacia and does indeed have a harlequin look about it. The acacia allows oxygen ingress without adding brute wood notes, effectively halving the oak influence on the wine. To further mitigate the new wood effect, they undergo a very light toasting for a maximum of two hours.
We offer Truchetet’s wines on our list and en primeur. As a small family domaine making wine across the Coteaux Bourguignons, Bourgogne and Village appellations around Nuits Saint Georges, they offer really fantastic value for money; snap these up whilst they are still a secret!