Domaine Tortochot

Basic Info

Domaine Tortochot dates back to the end of the 19th century when Paul Tortochot purchased some vineyard land in Gevrey-Chambertin and began to sell his tiny production on the Place des Marronniers. His son Felix expanded the family holdings when he married Louise Liebault of Morey and the couple joined their vineyards. The tradition continued with Gabriel Tortochot and currently resides with his daughter Chantal who took over for her retired father in 1996. Since 1996, Chantal Tortochot has engaged in a rigorous project of updating the vineyards and centuries old winery. She began a conversion to organic viticulture in her Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Corvees" vineyard in 2003, and the results were so good that in 2008 she began a full conversion to organics in all of her vineyards. Beginning with the 2012 vintage all Domaine Tortochot wines are certified organic by EcoCert. A new building was constructed behind the original winery to provide the space and equipment necessary to maintain a tight control on cleanliness and vinification style. Chantal's wines are elegant and fleshy, bright and concentrated all at once. They are exceptional expressions of their individual terroirs.

Tortochot Family