Alexis Jeannot, who comes from the Jeannot family who have run the estate for the past 200 years, is now at the helm of this 10 hectare domain.
15% of the vines in the domain are over 50 years old, which is very rare in a region where most vines over 20 years old are dug up and replanted for higher yields.
Alexis is one of 20% of local winemakers who plow their soils mechanically and do not use herbicides, allowing the grass to grow between rows to limit erosion and yields.
Domaine Jeannot is a predominantly red domain. Only ten percent is white wine.
The vineyards around Saint-Sernin-du-Plaine were planted by Quentin Jeannot's grandfather, that is, they are between 70 and 80 years old. The yield is not high. 35 to 40 hectoliters per hectare. The maximum yield for regional appellations is 55 hl / ha for reds and 60 hl / ha for whites.
Domaine Jeannot is a relatively new organization. Located in Saint Sernin-du-Plaine, which is about halfway between the three villages of Marange and Couchy, the main production is Marange and Santenay.
Only in 1995, the estate was founded after acquiring know-how and several plots for vineyards. Today they are working on a 10 hectare family winery located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune.