Since undergoing the transition from Maison Shaps & Roucher-Sarrazin to Maison Shaps, Michael has changed the focus of the product from limited productions of high end premier cru wines to more value-oriented wines from appellations in the surrounding area.
Bourgogne Aligote: Located on the plain on the village side of Savigny-Les- Beaune, the site sits in the shadows of Corton Charlemagne. The grapes are hand picked and macerated on the skins for several hours to build texture and aroma. The juice is barrel fermented in neutral oak barrels.
Bourgogne Chardonnay: Grown in the Cote Chalonnaise. The vineyard site produces a more fruit-forward style with lively citrus and pear notes. The wine is made in neutral oak and aged for six months prior to bottling.
Mercurey Blanc: Highly sought after for its beautiful blend of minerality and fruit, the wines from this appellation offer a great value. Fermented in a small percentage of one year old barrels, the finesse and complexity of Mercurey produces a style that is pleasing with a mix of classic Burgundian character, with some bright fruit that can be enjoyed in it’s youth.
Meursault: Grown at two different sites in the village, the wine is barrel fermented in 25% of new oak. The two different sites bring different textures to the finished wine, with classic minerality, with unctuous almond and apple notes. A slight touch of oak enhances the wine and adds to aging potential.
Meursault Premiere Cru Les Charmes: A very limited production from one of the most famous sites in Meursault. Les Charmes is barrel fermented with 50% new oak to balance the weight and viscosity. The viscosity and oily character of this wine is intertwined with mineral notes. The complex aromas and flavors are unique and produce a wine that needs five years to developing the bottle.
Cremant de Bourgogne: A unique blend of all of the Burgundian varietals, Chardonnay, Aligote, Pinot Noir and Gamay, produced in classic Champenoise method. A brut style with only three grams in the dosage produces a crisp balanced style with bright acidity and good lees-y notes.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir: Our Pinot Noir is grown at two different sites in the Haute Cote de Beaune. Both sites provide fresh red fruit notes and moderate structure. We ferment the Pinot to full dryness on the skins with extended post fermentation maceration. The wine is aged in neutral oak for nine months prior to bottling. We look to bring out bright red fruits with moderate tannins and to produce an easy approachable wine.
Mercurey Rouge: The Pinot Noir site in this appellation is known for it concentration and roundness. We try to bring out the darker red fruit notes and to enhance them with subtle tannins and slight oak nuances. The traditional fermentation and aging allow the natural nuances to shine through and produce a great value in pinot noir.
Savigny-Les-Beaune Premiere Cru Les Narbartons: Considered one of the best sites in Savigny, this 1er cru vineyard has always been attributed with having great structure, tannin and volume. As is the case with all our pinots, this wine is made to exhibit those natural elements and to accentuate the dark cherry character that this climat is know for. We age this wine in 50% new oak for 18 months prior to bottling.
Gevrey Chambertin: Our vineyard site, Les Crais is situated in the plain just next to the route national. The limestone clay soils and old vines produce a pinot noir that has a unique and distinctive character. This is Burgundian terrior at its best. This site produces a Pinot Noir with deep earth tones and dark red fruits. The elegant palate structure is highlighted by soft tannins that allow the elegance to prevail over time.
Pommard: The site, Vaumuriens – Haute, is known for having a deeply concentrated structure with big aggressive tannins and bold acidity, we think that our Pommard exhibits the true essence of this great appellation. We balance out the wine with 30-50% new oak in each vintage to help build weight and balance and structure the wine for long-term aging.