Domaine Jean-Yves Bizot, based in Vosne-Romanée, has quickly gained cult status due to the quality and rarity of wines produced, which see great demand.
The estate was founded in 1993, with the first vintage 1995. The estate is tiny, comprising just 3.5 hectares in total, with production anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 bottles a year depending on the vintage.
The domaine has vineyard holdings in Vosne-Romanée, a small parcel in Echezeaux, a plot in Marsannay Clos du Roy, as well as producing a Bourgogne Rouge in a lieu-dit called Le Chapitre, just south of Dijon. The domaine also makes a Bourgogne Blanc from vines close to Clos Vougeot.
All the vines have significant age, typically over 60 years old. Arguably the domaine’s most celebrated wine is their Vosne-Romanée Les Jachées, that comes from vines planted in 1930. With just half a hectare in the Grand Cru of Echezeaux, a maximum of five barrels are made each vintage.
In the vineyards, Bizot carries out similar viticultural techniques as Leroy, avoiding hedging the vines in order to encourage earlier véraison.
In the winery there is no destemming, with the reds all whole-bunch fermented, and very little sulphur dioxide used throughout the process. All the wines, including the Bourgogne Rouge, are aged in 100% new oak. All the wines are hand bottled.