Frederic Cossard’s Domaine de Chassorney was established in 1996 in Saint Romain, Bourgogne. Following in his father’s footsteps, Cossard initially worked in the milk industry for over a decade before falling in love with natural wines. Today he farms 10 hectares of vineyards across many villages. Cossard doesn’t add any chemicals or sulphites in his wine, employing some of the hygienic practices he learned from working with milk. Wines are sold both under his name and that of the domaine.
In the “Les Damodes” vineyard, vines grow on limestone soils with an easterly exposure. The wine is fermented in traditional open vats with 8 to 10 months of aging in new and old oak barrels. It has a deep ruby red colour with hints of mocha and blackcurrant and an elegant mouth. The Puligny-Montrachet is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary Chardonnays. Cossard’s “Les Folatieres” is a rich, dry wine with an explosion of citrus fruits and citrus with hints of apple. The Morey-Saint Denis Premier Cru comes from a small parcel of old vines planted with the rare grape Pinot Fin by a village that borders Clos de la Roche. It is a complex, elegant wine that will age well in the cellar.
Frederic Cossard Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Folatières”, 2015
Frederic Cossard Nuits Saint Georges “Les Damodes”, 2016
Frederic Cossard Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Les Monts Luisants, 2016