These are your quintessential, traditional, family-owned, good-value Burgundy wines. Since being established in 1850 by Claude Derey in the commune of Couchey, there have been six generations who have continued the tradition, gradually increasing their holdings by acquiring clay-limestone plots, the secret behind every great Burgundy. Carefully controlled yields, manual harvesting with strict checks, slow maceration and moderate pressing result in wines that fully express their true potential!
Stephen Brook was particularly complimentary about these wines when tasting part of the range for a Decanter feature. About the 2015 Marsannay he wrote “very juicy red fruit nose, close to being jammy. Lush and forthright, the palate is quite concentrated and very ripe, but not blowsy, and has an attractive bite of acidity and light tannins on the finish. Invigorating and charming,” and the Fixin 1er Cru: “lean, elegant red fruit nose. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh and juicy. Balanced and attractive”.