Since 1692, the FÉLIX family has been cultivating vines in Saint-Bris. Hervé Félix took up the torch in 1987 with Marie-Claire. The Domaine, located in Saint Bris Le Vineux, now covers 29 hectares spread over 53 plots and islets, the oldest of which was planted in 1931 in the Irancy appellation.
The Kimmeridgian clay-limestone subsoil, dating from the Upper Jurassic period (-155 millons of years) and the perfect exposure of the vines give Sauvignon, Aligoté, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Caesar their full identity in the Saint-Bris, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre, Chablis and Irancy appellations. Hervé Felix, Marie-Claire, and since 2016 their son Olivier have been cherishing and respecting their land to obtain the most beautiful grapes. Since 1996, the vines have been cultivated using the method known as "lutte raisonnée" which aims to adapt the actions to the exposure, the subsoil and the climatology.
The passion and know-how of the Felix family are each year recognized by national and international competitions (Mâcon, Vignerons Indépendants, Concours Agricole de Paris, Burgondia, Feminalise, Concours des Vins du Grand Auxerrois, Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, Tastevinage, IWC, Decanter,...) as well as the Hachette guide, La Revue du vin de France, Bourgogne Aujourd'hui, Bettane et Desseauve, En Bourgogne, Le Petit Futé ...
Terroir and breeding
100% Caesar grape variety. The vines were planted in 1989 and 2001, on a surface of 26 ares. Winemaking: Elaboration by vatting, maceration and manual punching of the cap. Classic vinification in thermo-regulated vats. Ageing in oak barrels. Average production: 1,600 bottles per year. Ageing: 10 years or more, depending on the vintage.
Very beautiful intense red colour. The nose opens and slowly awakens. It offers us an almost mystical and religious universe with myrtle, incense and precious woods. The mouth is playful. It carries us, takes us in a fight between the fruit and the tannins... for our greatest happiness, it is the fruit that comes out the winner, and we enjoy drinking it.
This rare wine will go well with eggs, coq au vin, wild boar legs with grand veneur sauce, hare or deer. It is a perfect match for lovers of matured Burgundy cheeses such as Epoisses...