In 2004, while working for the negociant Maison Camille Giroud, David Croix was at a Friday luncheon during the ‘Bouilland Symposia’ and mentioned that Domaine Duchet was for sale, with five hectares of well situated vineyards in Beaune, Pommard, Savigny, and Corton Charlemagne. By late that same Friday afternoon three attendees of the luncheon were considering making a bid. On Saturday, the bid was successful and accepted. Of course it wasn’t until January 2005 that the final signatures were in place, but that is how sought after these parcels in Burgundy have become. Now, 14 years later, with their ninth release now in bottle, and one selection in your hands, Domaine des Croix is no longer Burgundy’s best-kept secret. Becky Wasserman said it best when she said “Some wines are loud and some wines are quiet. David makes quiet wines.” What she means is that Domaine des Croix’s wines are elegant, aromatic and balanced and blossom in the decanter and glass. The ‘Les Grèves’ vineyard in Corton is a South east exposure vineyard based on a siliceous soil. This gives power and delicacy to the wine. The vineyard orientation allows to elaborate a wine with silky tannins and harmonious acidity. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed, fermented with indigenous yeast in open wooden vats and then the free run juice spends 16 months in barrel with only 30% new. No fining or filtration. All of the vineyards that Croix works with are organic since 2009 although not certified as such.