Domaine Patrick Javillier
Domaine Patrick Javillier is a wine producer with vineyards in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy. It makes a single Corton-Charlemagne grand cru wine, as well as two premier cru-classified wines from the Les Charmes and Aux Serpentières climats in Meursault and Savigny-les-Beaune, respectively.
Patrick Javillier took control of the family domaine in 1974 and began to expand the vineyards, acquiring sites in Meursault (Village and Premier Cru), Puligny-Montrachet, Pommard and Corton-Charlemagne in the 1980s and 1990s. At the same time, he began to manage several additional parcels owned by his wife, including Les Grands Liards, Les Montchenevoy and Premier Cru Aux Serpentières in Savigny-les-Beaune, as well as vineyard sites in Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses.
The majority of these vineyards are planted to Chardonnay, although there are some Pinot Noir vines as well. Each parcel is vinified separately in order to retain the unique characteristics particular to each terroir. After harvest, the Chardonnay grapes are pressed and then fermented in oak barrels, with the level of new oak varying according to the parcel and vintage. The white wines are aged for 17-18 months and bottled with minimal fining and filtration. In comparison, the Pinot Noir grapes are completely destemmed and are aged in oak barrels for 18 months.