Bertrand Devillard and his children Amaury and Aurore took back control of the Domaine des Perdrix in Premeaux in 1996. The Domaine de Perdrix wines are a little bit peripatetic. They are grown in their various plots in the Côte de Nuits, vinified in a cuverie in Prémeaux, matured in a cool, deep, damp cellar in Gevrey, then transported to Mercurey to be bottled and subsequently distributed alongside the other A&A Devillard wines.

There has been a new cellarmaster, Benjamin Rousset, since 2017and the group has a new technical director, Carole Briffox from early 2019 so further finetuning may be in store. Prior to any such changes, the grapes have been destemmed, then allowed a cool pre-fermentation maceration, after which they monitor the temperature so as not to exceed 32°C, with punching down rather than pumping over. Afterwards the wines are matured in barrel, with about 50-60 per cent new wood, for 12 to 18 months without racking.

The heart of the holding is the near-monopoly of Aux Perdrix, from which, since 2006, a ‘super-cuvée’ called Les 8 Ouvrées has also been produced. It comes from a plot of ancient vines dating from 1922, planted at 13,000 vines per hectare. Since 2015 they also separate out a couple of barrels of Echezeaux du Dessus from their regular bottling.

The Devillards also own the Château de Chamirey in Mercurey, Domaine de la Ferté in Givry and Domaine de la Garenne based in Azé in the Mâconnais. In 2018 they also purchased Domaine Rolet in the Jura.

Red Wines

Echézeaux Grand Cru 1.15
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Perdrix 3.45
Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Terres Blanches 0.77
Nuits-St-Georges 1.15
Vosne-Romanée 1.05

White Wines

Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Terres Blanches 0.33
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