Terres de Famille


Voluptuous whites are richer in texture, thanks to riper fruit. Most are dry wines that feature the added flavor complexity of new oak barrel use, but a handful are lusciously-sweet late-harvested dessert wines.

FOOD PAIRING: Ideally suited to richer dishes and cooked foods, like GRILLED OR FRIED SEAFOOD, POULTRY & WHITE MEATS, plus dishes featuring BUTTER, ONIONS or NUTS.


These large and magnificent vines with their curving rows profit from the sweeping winds of the plateau and are ideal for the organic cultivation of our Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. The grapes grown here are also used as the majority contributor to our Bourgogne Chardonnay Tete de Famille. We are allowed to add certain declassified village wines to the blend for a carefully crafted final cuvée, with a precise, mineral, and fruity wine with a smooth patina from the larger barrels used to age it.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, OH, SD, VA or WV

Tasting Notes

Deep gold.


Grapefruit, white flowers and crushed rock aromas.


There is good volume and plenty of mid-palate fat to the delicious and energetic medium-bodied flavors.

Vintage Notes: 

Like a family reunion, this wine brings together the members of one single line of descent, and one single Cistercian terroir. The varietal – Chardonnay – originated in southern Burgundy and takes its name from the Latin word cardonnacum, which describes a place where thistles grow. This shows that like all great varietals, the Chardonnay grape floruishes best on poor soils.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Aging
    • 16 months
    • Oak barrels
    • 26% New oak
  • Production: 13642 bottles
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar