The smallest of the major estates in Burgundy is one of the few that still makes wine in the historical centre of Beaune in oval wooden vats. The Jaffelin estate presses its grapes in a vertical wine-press; a rare, traditional technique using handmade vats.
Founded in 1816, the maison Jaffelin house is now considered the smallest of the great houses of Burgundy. The house Jaffelin vinifies and ages his wines in the historic center of Beaune in the prestigious cellars of the Chapter of Our Lady of the twelfth century, maintaining traditional methods. This allows for “hand sewn” wines coming from “small villages” as Rully, Santenay, Monthélie, Fixin but also best known villages such as Beaune, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Chambolle Musigny.
Jaffelin Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut is produced in various vineyards within the « Bourgogne » (Burgundy) appellation area, its production has been constantly increasing due to its popularity with French and international consumers. a short two-days maceration which gives to the Crémant its nice pink hue, the grapes are pressed. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures (around 18° max). Once alcoholic fermentation finished, malo-lactic fermentation is not complete in order to preserve the freshness and acidity of the cuvee.
Jaffelin Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Blancs Brut. This Blanc de Blancs Crémant de Bourgogne is elaborated only from white grapes, and mainly Chardonnay. Made in the traditional way, the second fermentation takes place in the bottle to obtain more delicate and fine bubbles.
This wine is an intermingling of grapes from different areas, each for their own very special characteristics. Those from the Mâconnais give fattiness and suppleness, while those from the Yonne and the Châtillonnais give liveliness and freshness.