The commune of Davayé is located in the southern part of Burgundy, in the heart of the Mâcon wine country near Cluny and west of Mâcon. This small winegrowing village is nestled at the foot of the Roche de Solutré and the Roche de Vergisson.
The beautiful view of steep slopes from Les Valanges is like a picture post card of the Mâcon region.
The domaine was created in 1980 with the purchase of 2.5 ha in the commune of Davayé but for the past 27 years, however, several plots were acquired and the estate was expanded to its actual size of 11 ha of which 8 ha are in the heart of the St Véran appellation.
The vineyards are located halfway up the slope at an altitude of 600-700 feet in well established “climats”, or vineyard sites, that are among the best in the Mâcon region.
Sun exposure is south by south-east and the soil in all instances clay-limestone (mostly limestone).
This terroir is wonderful for Chardonnay, producing very expressive, mineral, floral wines with a great deal of fruit.
Michel has always been passionately attached to this land, faithful and committed to making unique wines from the limestone soil.