Michel Mallard and sons' vineyard is located in the commune of Ladoix-Serrigny, a small village at the junction between the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Vine growers from father to son for five generations, the vineyard has expanded over time and now cultivates 11 hectares of vineyards. Maryse and Patrick Mallard with their daugther, Laurence, are at the head of this wine company. They take care of this heritage in producing wines in Burgundy, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Chorey-les-Beaune, Savigny-les-Beaune, Ladoix, Aloxe-Corton, Corton and Corton-Charlemagne appellations.
Pleasure above all
It is above all the pleasure of the senses and a story that Maryse and Patrick look for in the development of their wines. From content to container, they are working every day to improve the expression of their terroirs through these two fascinating grapes varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The "terroir" expression
Michel Mallard and sons' vineyard is attentive to the development of their terroirs. Sometimes, that is a confusing concept for the neophyte but is meaningless in Burgundy. Shaped by nature but revealed by man, the terroir consists of differents elements.
The vector between this environment and the hand of man is the grape variety. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will imbue characteristics of their environment by adding their specificities and their aromatic signature. The team in the vineyard composed of Dino, Rosa, Vincent and Françoise, survey different plots every day constituting the area to trim, select, rebalance, sculpt, aerate the precious fruit.
Rooted in soil, vine draws water and mineral nutrients necessary to grow and flourish. Close and yet so different, soils are mobilizing attention and the vigilance of the team to meet at best the microbial life. Ploughing and roughness occurduring the season to contain the development of weeds.
The footprint of the vintage and the climate are importants factors in the concept of terroir. Sometimes capricious and detrimental, sometimes merciful and saving, it affects quality and quantity for each parcel in the vineyard. Man, to counter these climatic shocks, demonstrated an adaptation and a remarkable ingenuity in the management of this heritage. A perpetual challenge's to improve its approach and practice in the cultivation of the vine.