After studying wine in Beaune and spending time making wine in Tasmania, Sancerre and Chablis, Yann Charlopin returned home to work alongside his father the famous winemaker Philippe Charlopin. When the opportunity arose to acquire some of Justine’s family’s vines in Marsannay and with a clear vision of the wines he would like to create, Yann could not pass up the opportunity to venture out on his own. With the encouragement of Jean-Marie Fourrier, Yann and Philippe soon purchased Domaine David Clarke in Morey-Saint-Denis.
In the vineyard, all farming is organic and done by hand. Once harvested, all grapes are fully de-stemmed, undergo a cold maceration and are fermented with natural yeasts. Yann does little racking as he prefers a long, slow élevage on the fine lees.