Claire Naudin manages Domaine Naudin-Ferrand, in Magny-lès-Villers, Burgundy, between Beaune and Dijon. She has been at the head of the family vineyard since 1994, after joining her father Henri Naudin and mother Liliane Ferrand. She holds degrees in agricultural engineering and oenology. The history of Domaine Naudin-Ferrand is that of several generations who have succeeded one another for a century. Their passion for the vine has been passed down from father to son or daughter. Claire is an advocate ofsustainable agriculture, and manages the vineyard with respect for the terroir and family tradition.
Geographical location of Domaine Naudin-Ferrand
Domaine Naudin-Ferrand comprises 22 hectares of vines, in an area that has held theHautes-Côtes appellation since 1961. These are the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. The vineyards are located in the communes of Échezeaux, Aloxe-Corton, Magny-lès-Villers, Corgoloin and Ladoix-Serrigny.
The Hautes-Côtes vines are at a higher altitude than those in the Beaune or Nuits-Saint-Georges vineyards. They are harvested at the end of September. The wine loses an average of one degree compared to lower terroirs. The result is light, easily digestible Burgundy wines made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Aligoté grapes.
Domaine Naudin-Ferrand wines
Domaine Naudin-Ferrand produces top-quality Pinot Noir red wines. These include one Grand Cru and four Premiers Crus. The vines produceÉchezeaux Grand Cru, Ladoix Premier Cru, Ladoix Premier Cru La Corvée and Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Les Damodes. There are also numerous AOC wines, such as Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Orchis Mascula. In the Côte de Nuits appellation, Claire Naudin also offers red Côte de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes.
In white Burgundy Chardonnay, the domaine produces, among others, Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Bellis Perennis and Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. The Bourgogne Aligoté Naturellement Perlant stands out among the Aligoté white wines.