Domaine Baud Génération 9 Vin Jaune AOC Chateau Chalon
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Savagnin is a unique grape variety and jewel at Domain Baud Génération 9.
- The AOC Château Chalon is spread over a small area covering only 53 Ha, but produces an extraordinary wine.
- The Savagnin really shines in the blue and grey marls soils found in AOC Chateau Chalon
Varietal Composition: 100% Savagnin
Elaboration: After hand harvesting and static pressuring, fermentation is made from natural yeasts at low temperature in such a way that keeps the typicality of our soils. The wine ages in 228 litre barrels. It is made without any addition or topping-off. The wine turns into Vin Jaune (Yellow Wine) after 6 years and 3 months of aging.
Tasting Notes: Deep yellow in color with shades of gold. This is a powerful and robust wine developing flavors such as green nuts, hazelnuts, almond and even truffle and curry, in the mouth. The main particularity of the AOC Château Chalon comes from its blue marly soils which provides a delicate and mineral elegance to the wine.
In 1978, the 8th generation started running the winery (Jean Michel Baud and Alain Baud), and gave the company a fresh boost by creating the official estate “GAEC Baud Père et Fils”. Thanks to their tirelessly hardworking, the vineyard was progressively extended from 4 to 20 hectares of vines. It is currently their pride, namely to have experienced 38 harvests! Jean Michel Baud was in charge of the vineyard, as for his brother, Alain Baud, was responsible for wine-making and trade.
January 1st, 2016, is a significant turning point as the 9th Generation has taken the reins of the estate: Bastien, 23 years old, is in charge of the vineyard and the wine-making process, while Clémentine, 25 years old, is taking care of trade and management. Since their succession, the estate has grown of 3 additional hectares. So begins a new chapter.
The Baud winery currently runs 24 hectares of vines that are spread out over 3 different appellations which are geographical indications: AOC Côtes du Jura: 15.5 ha, AOC Château-Chalon: 3.5 ha, and AOC L’Etoile: 3 ha.
The estate achieved the Terra Vitis certification in 2014 for its eco-friendly work and environmental preservation.