Céline & Frédéric Gueguen

France

Between the Auxerrois and Chablisien vineyards, the estate of Céline and Frédéric Gueguen is made up of 23 hectares of vines in the villages of Chablis, Chichée, la Chapelle Vaupelteigne, Saint-Bris and Irancy. Céline comes from a family of vine-growers.  After working for her father Jean-Marc Brocard on his estate for 13 years, Céline & Frédéric decided in 2013 to go it alone and create their own wines.

Made up of 35 separate parcels, Domaine  Gueguen vineyards enjoy both a great complexity and incredible richness. To preserve their environment, the vineyards are carefully managed. Limiting yields is a given, and the vines have been cultivated using organic methods for many years. The domain carries out harvesting  in small crates followed by rigorous sorting, and pays close attention to detail at every stage of the process.

 The property, an 19th- century building  has a wonderful view over to Chablis hill. This is the magical setting in which Céline & Frédéric love to welcome visitors to present the passion for their land in the form of their terroir-driven, expressive wines.

Wines

Bourgogne Aligoté Sélection Massale · Profile

Grown on old vines planted in 1965, this wine impresses with its fruity and fresh character. The aroma is a pleasant combination of white flowers and lightly toasted almonds. The character of the soil comes out in a great minerality, leading into a honeyed finish.

Sélection Massale refers to a traditional vineyard management method whereby dead vines are replaced with clippings of the best and healthiest vines in the vineyard, retaining the character of terroir.

SKU 836884

Bourgogne Aligoté Sélection Massale · Pairing

This refreshing wine can be enjoyed with grilled fish, seafood, roasted and grilled chicken, and flavourful cheese such as Époisses. Mixed with Crème de Cassis it makes a delightful Kir.

 

Sacy AOC Côteaux Bourguignons Blanc · Profile

Céline and Frédéric are the only growers left that cultivate this old Burgundian grape variety on their vineyard in Saint-Bris to craft a 100% varietal Sacy. The wine displays elegant, refreshing aromas of white flowers and green apples. With a relatively low alcohol content, this dry wine is light, elegant and fresh with an agreeable acidity.

SKU 827377

Sacy AOC Côteaux Bourguignons Blanc · Pairing

An ideal aperitif that can also be enjoyed with delicate fish preparations, salads, charcuterie, and vegetable dishes.

Chablis · Profile

The grapes are from 40-year old vines grown on Kimmeridgian soil. The south-east exposure of the vineyard provides a nice combination of sunshine during the day and cooler temperatures in the evening and night. The result is a well-balanced, slightly racy white wine with a lot of finesse. Delicate scents of lemon and white flowers are confirmed on the palate, where they are complemented by ripe yellow peach and quince flavours.

SKU 836885

Chablis · Pairing

Best enjoyed with shellfish and noble fish preparations such as sea bass, sole, wild Atlantic salmon, and pike-perch.

Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin · Profile

40-year old vines grown on Kimmeridgian and limestone soil provide the grapes for this elegant, expressive Chablis. Aromas of ripe lemon,  clementine, and yellow plum lead into a racy, well-structured palate with ample minerality provided by its birthplace.

SKU 827380

Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin · Pairing

This elegant wine is a good choice for any festive occasion or for elevating a weekday meal to another level. It works well with grilled fish, panfried fish with cream sauce, grilled white meats, or white meat in cream sauce. Oysters and mussels love this wine as well.