Maison Chanzy

Brand Description

Maison Chanzy was founded by Daniel Chanzy in 1974 in Bouzeron, located in the northern part of the Côte Chalonnaise region of Burgundy. Chanzy envisioned Côte Chalonnaise wines that would rival the greatness of the Côte d’Or and invested heavily in vineyards there. In 2013, a group of Burgundy wine lovers purchased Chanzy and have since added a second holding in Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune for a total of 163 acres planted. With full control of production from vineyard to bottling, Chanzy’s impressive range spans 40 appellations in 8 villages of Côte Chalonnaise and Côte d’Or.

Location of Vineyard

Chanzy is a leading producer in the Côte Chalonnaise with holdings in Bouzeron, Rully, Givry, and Mercurey. The winery itself is in the village of Bouzeron where it owns 16 hectares, including the monopole Clos de la Fortune which serves as the flagship wine. In the Côte d’Or, Chanzy owns an impressive collection of crus in some of Burgundy’s iconic appellations such as Puligny-Montrachet and Vosne-Romanée. Vineyards are farmed without the use of herbicides and pesticides, instead opting for organic fertilizers and occasional plowing between rows. Chanzy is in the process of obtaining Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) certification.

Winemaking Philosophy

All vinification takes place in Bouzeron, where whites go immediately to press and reds are sorted on the table de tri, mostly destemmed before undergoing a cold pre-fermentation maceration for six to eight days. The long, cold maceration allows for less aggressive remontage and pigéage later in the vinification process. Fermentation occurs with selected yeast or spontaneous via pied-de-cuve, depending on the wine and vintage. Élevage varies for each wine. Wines from the basic appellations settle and ferment in tank while the crus are transferred to barrel for fermentation. Chanzy uses very little new wood and barrels range in size from the traditional 228-liter pièce mostly for our Premiers Crus and 450, 500-liter barrels to 2,500-liter foudre for our Village appellation wines. The wines receive a light fining and filtration before bottling with low amounts of sulfur oxide. 

Brand Summary

Chanzy Vineyards
Chanzy Vineyards
Chanzy Cellar
Chanzy Cellar
Chanzy Tasting Room
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Winery Profile
Owner: The Chanzy Group
Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste and Marc Jessiaume (through 2019 vintage), Max Blondelle (beginning with 2019 vintage)
Total acreage under vine: 163
Founded: 1974
Production: 370,000
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“This is a serious wine with focused aromas of blackberry, cherry skin, cassis, wild thyme and black peppercorn. Rustic tannins overwhelm the palate, but the brisk acidity provides balance oveall and lift to its fruits.” — acclaim for 2020 Maison Chanzy Mercurey Les Bussières from Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2024
“This village-level Rully red was the best of the bunch at a recent blind tasting of the category. The ripe black cherry fruit aromas dotted with spice and leather lead into a texture with firmish tannins, fresh acidity, and moderate length.” — acclaim for 2022 Maison Chanzy Rully En Rosey Rouge from Decanter, Oct 2023
“The forward, plummy fruit aromas of this delightful Mercurey premier cru are so ripe that they almost seem honeyed. The texture is plump with voluptuous fruit, supple tannins, balanced acidity and impressive length.” — acclaim for 2022 Maison Chanzy Mercurey Clos du Roy Rouge from Decanter, Oct 2023
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