Domaine Julien Gerard
Étienne Julien is one of Burgundy’s recent rising stars. Located in the “off the path” village of Comblanchien between Beaune and Nuits Saint Georges, one of those roads that you’ve driven through often without notice. Etienne’s family settled there over 140 years ago, when François Xavier Julien purchased his first vineyards there, and the domaine increased to todays size after the 2ndWW by François’ son Armand and until 2012 when Etienne (5thgenertation of the Julien family) took the domaine over it was ran by his father in old days traditions. Étienne, another young under 30 years old wine grower belongs to a group of young growers who are widely represented in PoB portfolio (Maxim Cheurlin, Amelie Berthaut, Alix Millot just to name few), brought with him to the family domaine modern ideas and energy. He moved the domaine to use of organic practices, reduced yields and cut out the use of chemicals from the vineyard work. His meticulous cellar work follows his precise vineyards work, resulting in transparent, clean wines which taste wonderful from barrel to bottle.
Étienne already proved himself as a talented, highly skilled wine grower, combined with his personal, self-assured character and sense of humor his future as well as the future of his domaine is bright. At present the domaine has 10.5 ha under vines, with parcels including Cote de Nuits Villages (coming entirely from the family’s historic vineyards in the southern part of Comblanchien – Just between NSG and Corton) , Aloxe Corton, 3 parcels of Nuits saint Georges inc. the 1er Cru NSG Bousselots, and a nice parcel of Echezeaux.