winemaker Contact : Morgane Seuillot and Christian Knott
Winery Name: Winery Dandelion
Town: Mavilly-mandelot (21190)
Grape varieties Type of wine: gamay, pinot noit and aligoté
Surface Winery: between 3 and 4 ha
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The Winery Dandelion is just 3 hectares in the Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune appellation. It was created in 2016 by Morgane Seuillot, a native of the charming little village of Mavilly-Mandelot, in the hills above Beaune. Morgane is assisted by her partner Christian Knott, an Australian who has lived in France for the past ten years.
The Winery is mainly composed of old pinot noir (planted in the 1940s and 1960s), aligoté and a little gamay.
Morgane brings to the Winery Dandelion her knowledge of plants and artisanal agriculture, without forgetting her passion for horses, and more particularly for ploughing with them. It must be said that she has been taught well; her father, Pierre Seuillot, is well known in the region for practising this type of service in some of the beautiful estates in the area (Leflaive, Lafon,...). Christian KnottChristian, on the other hand, works as cellar master at the highly regarded Winery Chandon de Brialles, in Savigny-les-Beaune. Christian has a deep knowledge of plants and biodynamics.
The Winery is therefore naturally worked entirely by hand and/or with the help of horses, all biodynamically. Morgane and Christian even use alternative disease treatments to eliminate all sulphur sprays on their vines, and copper is sometimes kept to a strict minimum.
To make the wines, the grapes are harvested by hand and carefully placed in concrete or wooden vats, in whole bunches. Maceration then begins, which can last up to 3 weeks. For a minimum of 10 days, the juice is not touched, no punching down or pumping over, so that a sort of semi-carbonic maceration takes place at the bottom of the vat. It is at this point that the wine is lightly crushed, then pressed in a very small vertical press and finally placed in old oak barrels for 6 to 12 months depending on the vintage. Throughout its life, the wine will never see a pump, nor any addition and will remain without the addition of S02.
We would like to thank Morgane who granted us a few bottles of her magical Hautes-Côtes Nature 2018. We hope you will enjoy the wines as much as we did. Nice discovery!