This wine comes from our “Montagne de Cras” plot in Nantoux. From the 2020 vintage it will carry the altitude 382 meters and the name of the place called “Montagne de Cras” on the label. “Cras”, Crag in Celtic means pebbles. The soil of the plot is very diverse, stony of course, but also clayey. The 4 ha plot is divided between 3 ha of vines and 1 ha of natural areas with high biodiversity: scree slopes, hedges, orchards, limestone meadows with numerous orchids and even a few corm trees, an extremely rare tree these days with very hard wood. was used to make the screw for the presses.
Born in 1974, Boris Champy is a native of the Champagne region. An oenologist by training, he started out working at the Dominus Estate in California’s Napa Valley for 10 years. He later became technical director for a well-known négociant in Beaune, and then estate manager for the famous Clos des Lambrays in Morey-Saint-Denis. He was also president of the Corton ODG and responsible for the creation of an environmental protection association. In his private life, Boris is an accomplished triathlete with a passion for history.
Domaine Boris Champy’s aim is simple: to showcase the lieux-dits and highlight the different microclimates, exposures and other fascinating subtleties. In the high-lying hills and valleys of the Hautes-Côtes, Boris practices a viticulture that is still somewhat alien to that of the great winegrowing Côte. The vineyard plots are small islands of biodiversity with numerous clos as well as trees, quickset hedges, meurgers (thick stone walls) and fruit trees… Boris knows that one must take a holistic approach, that of an agroecological ecosystem, one that is completely eco-friendly.