About André Bonhomme
AboutAurélien Palthey, the grandson of André Bonhomme, has taken charge of the winemaking since 2008, following formal and practical training in Alsace and Meursault. He’s supported by his mother Jacqueline (daughter of André), father Eric and brother Johan. Their focus is firmly on white wines (99% of production, all of it Chardonnay), built on minerality and firm acidity.
The vines have an average age of 55 years and the fruit is picked by hand. The whole bunches are airbag-pressed before the musts undergo long fermentations with natural yeasts. Both stainless steel and oak barrels are used in the winemaking process, with the duration of élevage also varying according to the specific cuvée. Bâtonnage is usually avoided in order to retain freshness and acidity.