Their range has been carefully engineered by winemaker Max Blondelle, whose primary task is to create wines that eloquently communicate their respective terroir, whilst remaining hands-off in his approach. As such, Chanzy are one of the few Burgundy producers to achieve Haute Valeur Environnementale level 3; the most highly regarded certification for agriculture in France.
Chanzy are sustainable farmers, adapting their practices to climatology and to the specific characteristics of each site. They have achieved the highest regarded sustainable certification in France, Haute Valeur Environnementale Level 3, which is a holistic programme considering four key areas: biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, management of fertiliser use and management of water.
In the cellar, temperature of fermentation is carefully controlled in stainless steel vats to ensure freshness of all Chanzy wines. All wines are vegan friendly. All wines undergo malolactic fermentation. Chanzy adapt ageing to the specificity of each appellation and single vineyard, working with French oak barrels from up to 8 cooperages and use various barrel size in order to enhance complexity.
- HVE level 3 certified, working towards organic certification.
- Focusing on 80 hectares of their own vines enables a closer management from vine to glass and 90%+ of the grapes used are estate grown.
- All wines are vegan
Award: James Suckling 91 Points