Eponymous with Chambolle, Ghislaine Barthod works around 6 hectares in this legendary part of Burgundy. While the plots are scattered and the soil varies, it mainly consists of limestone in different states. This, along with a multitude of other factors, contributes to the finesse and delicacy of the wines from Ghislaine. The average age of the vines on the Barthod estate is over 30 years old and yields are always modest since both vigorous pruning and occasional green harvest are practiced.
Ghislaine follows traditional methods of vinification which means partially destemmed bunches that undergo spontaneous fermentation. The coinciding maceration lasts for around 2 to 5 days depending on temperatures. After fermentation, the wines are racked into small barrels (a quarter new) and aged for about 20-24 months. These wines are absolutely ageworthy, but can also be drunk young. Here, you have a rare opportunity to thoroughly explore the terroir of this singular village.