• 13th of february 2022

    Haut les Vins

    Professional tasting with a nice group of winegrowers from all over France

    Maison des Métallos
    94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
    11 a.m to 7 p.m.

    Domaine Merlin
  • 23th of march 2022

    Grands Jours de Bourgogne

    Symphony of Mâconnais:
    Professional tasting
    of all Mâconnais appellations

    Palais des Congrès de Beaune
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • 23th of march 2022

    Tonton Trinqueurs

    Tasting "OFF", Grands Jours de Bourgogne

    Léproserie at Meursault

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Domaine Merlin Tonton Trinqueurs
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Work at Domaine Merlin

Work in the vineyards at Domaine Merlin

The best example of the winegrower’s state of mind is fallow land. At the Merlin’s estate, between 5 and 10% of the land is not cultivated. After a vine has been pulled up, the soil is left to rest for 4 to 5 years. 

Ploughing is essential

The base of our new plants is made from our best old vines to preserve the genetics of this heritage. For more than 30 years, we have chosen to plough the most accessible plots with a tractor, and with a horse for the less accessible plots like Moulin-à-Vent or plots in Vergisson. Beginning in May,  the soil around the vines is diged over by hand to minimise weed competition. 

Chardonnay, mon cher Chardonnay

Here, the Chardonnay is arched for a better distribution of the vegetation. Spring pruning is necessary to limit the accumulation of foliage and grapes. The vine is a liana. Its trellising is essential for its cultivation and protects it from fungal diseases.

Harvesting the fruit of a year's work 

Harvesting is done by hand, in crates, adapting to the maturity of each plot. In autumn, as soon as the leaves fall, pruning can begin. The choice of wood is decisive for the quality and quantity of the future harvest. Respectful pruning perpetuates the vineyard. To promote microbial life in the soil, we provide organic fertilizer as manure and compost.

Ploughing by horse at Domaine Merlin

Moulin à Vent La Rochelle - The four seasons with Domaine Merlin

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3 cépages / 22 hectares

Chardonnay 18.5 hectares, Pinot Noir 1.75 hectares, Gamay 1.75 hectares

145 000 / 180 000

Nombre de bouteilles produites à l'année

17 cuvées

13 cuvées de vin blanc et 4 cuvées de vin rouge

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