My business colleagues, Philippe Remoissent and Pierre Meurgey, had their eyes on the picturesque monopole vineyard which is Clos de la Chapelle for many years - from long before we met early in the 21st century. I am very fortunate and grateful to have had the opportunity to purchase the clos with them and to rename Domaine Louis Boillot as Domaine Clos de la Chapelle.
In addition to the Clos, the Domaine now owns and farms portions of a number of small vineyards, all Grand Cru and Premier Cru:
Volnay 1er cru Clos de la Chapelle (monopole)
Volnay 1er cru En Carelle
Volnay 1er cru Taillepieds
Pommard 1er cru Les Chanlins (très vieilles vignes)
Pommard 1er cru Grands Epenots
Beaune 1er cru Champs Pimont
Beaune 1er cru Les Teurons
Beaune 1er cru Les Reversées (blanc)
Pernand Vergelesses 1er cru Sous Frétille
Together with Coralie Allexant-Maniere, our technical director, and Frédéric Gaillard, our vineyard manager, we share the vision of organic viticulture and biodynamic practices with the goal of producing the best expression of terroir inherent in each tiny parcel. Our total production for all vineyards combined is about 1500 cases in an average year.
My passion for this project and commitment to the highest quality wines is unending. When one intertwines the rhythm of the vintages spawned from a particular terroir with the concurrent turbulent cycles of society, a fascinating temporal tapestry of Western Culture emerges. Who would not leap at the chance to be a small part of such tradition?
We hope you enjoy learning about the history of this special place and thank you in advance for appreciating our rare, terroir-driven wines.
Mark M. O'Connell
Propriétaire - Récoltant