Domaine Michel Gay
Sebastien Gay is a fifth generation vigneron now making wine at Domaine Michel Gay, but has written enough history at the domaine to last the next five. The domaine started outright under Sebastien's father Michel in 1992 with 6.5 hectares of vineyards. Between 1992 and 2004 small parcels were purchased, and in 1996 a new winery was built. The domaine is now 9.5 hectares. The holdings are a collage of the terroirs of the Cote-de-Beaune: the Chorey with its vibrant fruit and sensual character; Aloxe-Corton, showing deep mineral and iron ore; a lacey and floral Serpentieres 1er cru from Savigny; and a peek into the very hillsides of Beaune itself with a collection of 1er crus that compete with and compliment each other. The vineyards are farmed organically and hand harvested. Only 30% new oak is used. After 18 months the wines are bottled without filtration.