domaine was established in 1880 but it was the entrepreneurial mindset of Simon Bize III that led to the marketing of his own wines in 1950, by directly approaching his privately established network of consumers and restaurants. By 1972 when his son Patrick took the helm, the domaine’s reputation among connoisseurs allowed the building of their own vinification facility and expansion in additional vineyard parcels, now with a total of 22 hectares under ownership.
Notes from the Domaine on their parcel in Latricieres Chambertin:
Pinot Noir vineyard planted in 1961, 1971, and 1981.
Surface Area: 0,33 hectares (0.82 acres)
An impoverished and shallow marl and limestone soil. Next-door neighbor of the grand cru Chambertin.
The wine affirms itself as relatively powerful, but its richness harmonizes nicely with the finesse and elegance of the wine.
It is wise to wait a few years before drinking while this grand cru reaches its potential in the cellar.