Domaine de Cassiopee
Talloulah and Hugo Mathurin run a 5 hectares Domaine in the area of Sampigny Les Maranges.
Their wine training includes wineries such as JF Mugnier, Clos de Tart, and JM Roulot.
Their very small production counts both red and whites references, including Bourgogne, Haute Côte de Beaune, 2 different cuvées of Aligoté, and Maranges – which attracted instant worldwide excitement since their first vintage.
These are pure, mineral-driven wines, made with a large portion of talent and grapes grown in rather humble vineyards, although often from very old vines.
- The Maranges appellation is divided among three villages located south of Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet, and Domaine de Cassiopée is at the eastern end, at the limit of the 1ers crus.
- Sampigny-lès-Maranges contains the 1ers crus Les Clos Roussots, Le Clos des Rois, and Le Clos des Loyères.
Bourgogne Aligoté Mitancherie: a 0.5-ha plot in Sampigny in front of the ‘Maranges hill,’ where the soil was considered too cold for wine 20 years ago; the vines are 30 years old.
Bourgogne Aligoté En Gerlieus (made 40% in amphorae/60% in barrel): En Gerlieus is located in Chassey-le-Camp, 10 km to the southeast, so no close neighbours, only forest. The aligote vines are 40-100 years old.
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc Les Côtés: two thirds comes from a four-year-old planting on limestone rock, the rest from vines on granitic rock. The two plots face each other on the ‘cold hill.’
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Rouge Les Côtés: Pinot noir on granitic rock.
Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Les Paizets: Pinot noir on limestone, on the same ‘cold hill’ as the red and white climat Les Côtés.
Bourgogne Rouge En Gerlieus: 0.9 ha in Chassey-le-Camp, beside the aligoté. Vines 50-70 years old.
Maranges le Bas du Clos: 90-year-old vines comes from just behind Talloulah and Hugo’s beautiful home. It is rich and intense, with tremendous balance and delightful mouth-feel. Old vines do provide a lovely, potent intensity with evident purity.
Maranges Les Plantes: thanks to its 110-year-old vines, which are in viewing distance from Talloulah and Hugo’s house. With gorgeous, silky, deep fruit, it is impressively intense, with red forest berries and an explosion of delicate fruit aromas. Lovely rose notes add to the complexity.