Maison de la Chapelle is inspired by wineries that preserve the prestige of Burgundy wines, as much as those of the Rhone and Bordeaux regions ... the best appellations in France.
Maison de la Chapelle is our working environment, it’s where the grapes become wine. Fermentation, maceration, ageing and bottling, is all carried out on site; the time necessary is taken and time honoured methods are employed.
Maison de la Chapelle, is also our home, it’s a place for friends and sharing experiences. The simple expression of "Home made" for us, means what it says.
Delphine & Grégory Viennois
Delphine is Burgundian and comes from a family of winemakers. Her professional life has always been linked to the prestigious wine houses of Burgundy.
Photo : Marie-Georges Stavelot
The appellation covers 300 hectares, of which about 180 are planted just a few kilometres from Chablis. Nestled in the hollow of a cirque and overlooking the Yonne Valley, the sloping Vineyards are quite remarkable. Being south facing , it has a mild and sunny micro-climate, sheltered from any cold north winds.
Irancy’s picturesque position is enhanced by the inter-mingling of strips of vines and cherry orchards which also form part of the historical identity of this region. With this rich agricultural biodiversity, Irancy has always been a natural enclave for the maturity of pinot noir.
Unesco World Heritage listed the vineyards of Irancy in July 2015 as "Cultural heritage" . A precisely defined parcel of land coupled with the pinot noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, a traditional “savoir-faire”: climates are a very exacting interaction between humans and nature.
Maison de Chapelle was created from a desire to fully embrace this heritage; this is why we chose to develop vintages derived exclusively from grapes from individual parcels. Each of our lieu-dits has a unique and individual character. The Irancy Wine appellation is sustained by this complex mosaic of climates and our wines reveal and respect all its complexity.
Pinot noir grapes accentuate their rare quality of originality by presenting variations on a theme. Combining soil, position and orientation, the resulting wines are all derived from the same rootstock but are astonishingly different.
A pinot noir planted on The Begnaux , The Bâtardes or The Beaux Monts climate, is nothing like a Pinot noir from Renouel, Paradis, Palotte or The Mazelots.
The Irancy appellation is rich in diversity of expression and is strongly linked to the prestigious Burgundian appellations.
Maison de Chapelle is working in close partnership with Brice Garlan, vinifies and matures unique wines, enhanced by the rigorously selected climates. The care given to the vine forms the base of our collaboration from the vine to the cellar with perfect fluidity.
We harvest the grapes manually and we sort them on-site. They are partially de-stemmed, in our cellar and then put in small tapered wood barrels. We love to work gently, taking our time. Our wines are matured in “bourguignonnes” of 2-3 wines. As little intervention as possible , a minimum of technology, light filtration, we respect our vineyards at each step of the process.
Les Beaux Monts, South facing, near Les Mazelots on a very steep slope, is made up of clay and limestone. It has a very sunny climate. The wine from here reveals flavors of luscious cherries, Violets and Peony. Combined with gentle tannins, it expresses suaveness and gourmandise.
Les Bâtardes, North-West facing, is rather cool. The flavors express themselves with red fruit and intense notes of Madagascan pepper, a typical characteristic of the minerality from this terroir. Combined it gives the wine its chiseled character.
Bâtardes, Beaux Monts, Mazelots, Paradis, Renouel, Bégnaux: this wonderful selection harmoniously combines flowers, red fruit and spices. The result is an accessible Irancy wine, as gourmand as it is refined, with a wonderful sensation of juicy freshness and crispness in the mouth.
delphine et grégory viennois
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