Claire Naudin from the Domaine Naudin-Ferrand has quite a liability in viticulture, since her lineage was involved in the vineyards from 1850... and even 1500 if we go back to the Naudin’s ancestors, who were then plowing in the vineyards. How not to be crushed by one’s family history when you are a female winegrower in Burgundy? It's simple: the woman has quite a personality, iron fist meets velvet glove. The N-F Domaine was properly founded in 1964 by her parents Henri Naudin and Liliane Ferrand; and Claire came back in 1991 after her studies in agronomy, oenology, and a visit to Australia. Three years later she becomes the manager and today she is at the head of 22 hectares spread around Magny-lès-Villers including crus like Echezeaux, Aloxe, Ladoix, Nuit-Saint-Georges and the rest in Regional Appellations. Located at the border between the Hautes-Côtes and the Côtes de Beaune, this terroir’s destiny is to shine. And when it is treated with such good care, it’s pure Burgundian pleasure in the glass. Authenticity, precision, sharpness, tension. Four-star wines.
A complex nose with notes of sour cherries, rosemary, and rosebud... The palate is harmonious, with depth and finesse, a luscious wine. Yet another very lovely cuvée by Claire, to be tasted ASAP with Asian cuisines.
A complex nose with notes of sour cherries, rosemary, and rosebud... The palate is harmonious, with depth and finesse, a luscious wine. Yet another very lovely cuvée by Claire, to be tasted ASAP with pungent cheeses like Epoisses or Munster.
An intense nose of black fruits and candied red peppers. Claire sets the stage: introducing another of her perfect "bistro wines", the kind you’d be happy to taste any time. It is a wine you’ll want to share with friends over a plate of charcuterie.
An intense nose with notes of sour cherries, roasted coffee, and hints of flowers... Palate: suave, fleshy, with well-blended tannins, and moderate acidity. For Claire, it’s the elegant and voluptuous expression of old vine Pinot noir, from a very beautiful terroir, farmed with respect.
Claire sets the stage: introducing the perfect "bistro wine", one you’d be happy to taste any time. With notes of small red berries and sweet spices, it is the wine you’ll want to share with friends over a plate of charcuterie.
A still wine "disguised" as a sparkling pét nat, to highlight this cuvée’s subtly bubbly side. With notes of white fruit, citrus and a hint of flowers, this is a perfectly balanced wine, full of tension and freshness.
A nose of citrus, pineapple, toasted wood, a hint of minerality... The palate is every bit as good, evolving beautifully in the glass, with a deep and fleshy body, and the perfect balance between fruit and acidity, all leading to an endless finish. Open one to two hours before enjoying.