Among Burgundy wines, Domaine Felix Helix aims to offer an accessible, organic wine that respects the values of its terroir. The domaine was created in 2017 by the children of Catherine and Philippe Pascal of Domaine du Cellier aux Moines in Givry.
Oenologist Guillaume Marko is involved in this new adventure in Burgundy. Domaine Felix Helix ("happy snail" in Latin) presents a playful positioning on a historic Burgundy winegrowing site. Cistercian monks actually created the first vines around 1130.
Geographical location of Domaine Felix Helix
The Domaine Felix Helix parcels are located in the Côte Chalonnaise Village appellation areas of Givry and Montagny. The Givry appellation has been recognized as an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) since 1946. Around Givry, on clay-limestone soil, the appellation extends to the hamlets of Poncey, Cortiambles, Russilly, Dracy-le-Fort and Jambles. The grape variety for the red wines is historically Pinot Noir. White wines are made from Chardonnay.
The Montagny appellation has been recognized as an AOC since 1936. It comprises 4 villages at the southern tip of the Côte Chalonnaise: Buxy, Montagny-lès-Buxy, Jully-lès-Buxy and Saint-Vallerin. The vines of the Montagny appellation produce exclusively white Chardonnay. They thrive on marl and limestone soils to produce subtle, delicate wines. It was the favorite wine of the monks of Cluny.
Domaine Felix Helix wines
Domaine Felix Helix offers wines from biodynamic vineyards. These low-yield vines produce great Burgundy wines. Red wines include Givry Les Bois Ronds and Bourgogne Pinot Noir. For white wines, Domaine Felix Helix offers Montagny Les Combes, Bourgogne Chardonnay and Mercurey La Creuse. Finally, you can also discover the estate's Bourgogne Rosé.