About Domaine Boris Champy
THE FUTURE OF THE HAUTES-CÔTES
Boris Champy enthusiastically believes in the future of Hautes-Côtes, thanks to their altitude in in a global warming context. With his neighbours, he wants to, continue to raise the reputation of this too less-known area. The objective is simple: show the subtle differences between “climates” and terroirs, with different soil types, sun exposures, slope inclinations, etc.
In altitude, we practice a “disruptive viticulture” slightly different from the rest of Côte de Beaune. Our single plot vineyards are large biodiversity islets, multiple « clos » with trees, edges, stone walls, stones piles, orchards… Boris knows an holistic approach is required: a global ecosystem with regenerative farming and utter respect for the environment.
"Champy has a small range that includes small parcels in Pommard and Beaune. However, it is the original parcels in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune that frankly rewrote everything I thought possible. It is no exaggeration or hyperbole to say that they are equal to many Premier Crus that I tasted, his En Bignon was blessed with possibly the most satin-like texture that I encountered amongst hundreds of 2019s. Champy explained how these vineyards remain 3°C cooler than the Côte d’Or due to their altitude and with global warming, who is to say that they will not represent the prime locations for vines in decades to come? In the meantime, do seek out Champy’s maiden vintage because there is something special brewing here. If you think my scores for his sublime Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune are generous then taste them," by Neal Martin