Laurent Delaunay, representing the fifth generation of a family of winemakers and negociants, is reappropriating his family’s history.
Though it had progressively been sinking into oblivion over the last several years, the House of Edouard Delaunay, an old structure with a rich and unique history, has always been closely connected to Burgundy wine trade and was considerably implicated in the epic intercontinental expansion it experienced throughout the entire 20th century. Bought back in 2017 by Laurent Delaunay, the great grandson of the founder, it strives to regain its place within the inner circle of the great houses of Burgundy through the meticulous and precise vinification and ageing of exceptional wines from some of Burgundy’s finest terroirs.
Thanks to their unique network, the Domaine buys grapes of the finest quality from Burgundy’s top growers. As much as possible, they select those grown from vineyards that are managed in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner, privileging organic viticulture. With pragmatism and without any pre-established formulas, they adapt the vinification and ageing processes to the potential of each terroir, plot, grape variety and vintage. Since they don’t want the wines to be masked by oak, they use it judiciously to give the wine just what it needs so that during the ageing process all of its potential and expression can shine through. The work performed in the cellar is a summation of ancestral gestures that sometimes need to be learned over again. Didier, the cellarman, learned them from his father, who himself was a cellarman.