Domaine La Cadette

In the village of Saint-Père, along a little creek to the southeast of Vézelay in Burgundy, a quiet, peaceful revolution is taking place. This part of Burgundy has been producing wines for centuries, but estate bottling still represents a relatively recent phenomenon here. In fact, when Jean and Catherine Montanet planted their first vineyards in 1987, the fruit was destined for vinification in their very own cave coopérative, which saw its first vintage bottled in 1990. As general manager of the business, Jean quickly found his feet as a capable vigneron, counseled by coworkers such as the brilliant Bernard Raveneau, who would later introduce Jean to Kermit.

By 1997, the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origines) had awarded Vézelay its own AOC--a timely decision that lends more credibility to the noble work of the Montanets. They began farming organically in 1999, a particularly bold decision given the physical and financial effort required to do so in an area where most wine is sold in bulk. Unable to fully express themselves as vignerons at the coop and determined to continue working organically, the Montanets finally split off and founded their own label, Domaine de la Cadette, taking their vineyards with them. Their son Valentin joined them in 2010 and now manages the domaine, espousing his parents' philosophy of organic farming and natural vinification to craft refreshing, mineral-driven whites and reds.

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Domaine La Cadette Melon NV
" 100% organic melon de bourgogne. Pressing of whole bunches, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. The first time we tried a Melon de Bourgogne from this domaine we were amazed by the purity of the fruit and the depth of flavor (this was at the iconic Paris
Item Number: 16914
Bottle:$18.95
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Domaine La Cadette 'Vezelay' Bourgogne Blanc 2015
A consistently great expression of this unique terroir that is perhaps closest to Chablis, Cadette is excellent in 2014 with notes of lemon zest and sea air and loads of minerality. ~ Winery notes

Domaine La Cadette 'Vezelay' Bourgogne Blanc 2014
" A consistently great expression of this unique terroir that is perhaps closest to Chablis, Cadette is excellent in 2014 with notes of lemon zest and sea air and loads of minerality. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine La Cadette 'Vezelay' Bourgogne Blanc 2013
" A consistently great expression of this unique terroir that is perhaps closest to Chablis, Cadette is excellent in 2013 with notes of lemon zest and sea air and loads of minerality. " ~ Winery notes

Domaine La Cadette 'Vezelay' Bourgogne Blanc 2013
" A consistently great expression of this unique terroir that is perhaps closest to Chablis, Cadette is excellent in 2013 with notes of lemon zest and sea air and loads of minerality. " ~ Winery notes