Nantoux - Burgundy
Maison A&S was established in 2018 by a young duo of winemakers and longtime friends from Burgundy – Pierre-Alexandre Soltana and Alexandre Aires, with the idea to set up a high quality micro-négoce activity, from the sourcing of the grapes to the maturation.
While searching for a suitable infrastructure, they began their journey by renting a 17th-century vaulted cellar in Chagny, where they crafted their first three vintages: 2018, 2019, and 2020.
In 2021, they acquired a winery and a few plots around Nantoux and Pommard in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune region, focus in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Aligoté.While developing their own project, Pierre-Alexandre is currently the head of viticulture at Domaine des Comtes Lafon, while Alexandre is the cellar master at Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair.
Respecting the traditional ways of Burgundy while bringing a fresh modern eye, Maison A&S is definitely a duo to watch.
Maison A&S in the bottle
Aligoté en Perthuis
Planted in 1950 on limestone soils, the plot is located in Mandelot (Hautes Côtes de Beaune). 12 months ageing in old barrels.
An experimental approach of Riesling, coming from a plot located in AOC Alsace Riesling in the village of Moslshein planted in 1972. The wine was aged for 12 months in old barrels. The two cuvées of Riesling were named after Pierre-Al- exandre's daughter, Ysée, who was born in 2021.
Ysée Riesling Macération
This is another experimental cuvée coming from the same plot in Alsace, usually harvested at the same date and undergoing a 6 months maceration time without extraction in vats.
Hautes Côtes de Beaune
Coming from a plot planted in 1960 on clay-limestone soil in Mandelot in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune region. Completely destemmed, fermented and aged 12 months in old barrels.
Maranges Le Bas des Loyères
Planted in 1970 on clay-limestone soil, the vineyard is located in Sampigny-les-Maranges, just below the Maranges Premier Cru Le Clos Des Loyères. Using 50% of whole bunches, fermented and aged12 months in old barrels.
Gevrey Chambertin en Billard
Planted in 1964 on deep clayey soil, the vineyard is located in Gevrey-Chambertin. Made from 100% whole clusters, fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged 12 months in old barrels.