Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard



Caroline Lestimé

Caroline is Jean-Noël Gagnard's only daughter. After studying business in Paris, she returned in 1989 to the village where she was born and grew up. For the first year she divided her attentions between managing the estate and learning about viticulture at the Beaune Lycée Viticole and about oenology at Dijon University. Not one to back down when challenged, Caroline first had to make her place in a world where men are not used to being confronted by women. As soon as she took over management, she introduced a terroir-based policy. This included abandoning Premier Cru and Village cuvées from many small, hardly-known plots withinthe Chassagne-Montrachet appellation. Aware that this policy had its limits, she nevertheless developed the Cuvée L'Estimée, a blend of red wine that combines the qualities of the Domaine's vineyards in various lieux-dits (or "named places") in Chassagne- Montrachet. Caroline Lestimé also met other challenges such as acquiring further vineyard.

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  1. Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard, L'Estimée, 2008

    Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard, L'Estimée, 2008

    AOC: Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy, France
    Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

    BH 88
  2. Domaine Jean‐Noël Gagnard, Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru, 2007

    Domaine Jean‐Noël Gagnard, Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru, 2007

    AOC: Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
    Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

    BH 94

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