Average age of the vine
Type of soil
Clay and limestone
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
The summers are hot and the winters long and harsh. Sunshine and rain levels vary considerably from one year to the next.
Spring frosts can be a particular cause for concern in April and May.
The vineyard can be found mainly around the village of Chichée in the Yonne. The hilly part of the vineyard is sheltered from the cold winds blowing off the Plateau de Langres and enjoys a favourable microclimate. This Chablis terroir is renowned for adding a great deal of freshness, elegance and distinction to our wines.
Domaine Michaut was founded in the 1960s by Jean Claude Michaut, a passionate winegrower originally from Épineuil, a small village to the north-east of Chablis. Love led him to put down roots in Chichée, the native village of his wife, also a winegrower.
Over the years, the couple worked hard to develop the estate to make it what it is today.
After taking over the running of the family Estate in the 2000s, their daughter finally decided on a career change and entrusted the property to Maison François Martenot.
The Estate is especially renowned for its Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin, which offers beautifully expresses the finesse and minerality typical of the appellation.
The estate still bears the name of Michaut today in remembrance of its founder.
A Word from the Vineyard Manager
"All our Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin are vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. We do not put our wines in barrels, the aim being to produce wines that retain all their freshness, resulting in the purest expression of the Chardonnay grape. Every operation is done by gravity in order to respect the grape and interfere as little as possible, so as to preserve the characteristics of the terroir."