The topsoil in Charmes has a high iron content and a large proportion of limestone pebbles,indicating the proximity of the mother rock which has a high active-chalk component. The Mazoyères portion of the vineyard area boasts a topsoil that is lighter in color and texture but with greater depth.
Olivier Bernstein, a winemaker with a unique path, entered Burgundy’s winemaking world through choice rather than family tradition. His family’s background was in classical music, and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to follow his passion for wine. After studying viticulture, he acquired vineyards in Roussillon, then moved to Burgundy in 2007. He met his cellar master, Richard Seguin, in Gevrey-Chambertin. With a focus on old vines, Bernstein’s meticulous process spans about 30 months, allowing for no compromises. He acquired vines in prestigious locations, including Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru and Grand Cru Mazis-Chambertin. Today, Bernstein’s vineyards hold old vines, crucial for his acclaimed wines.