Domaine Laurent Cognard

Domaine Laurent Cognard is centred on Buxy in Burgundy in the Montagny appellation, which is the southern gateway to the Côte Chalonnaise.

The Cognard family has its orgins in the Mâconnais but Laurent is a local boy who always cherished the idea of settling in Burgundy and founding his own Domaine. He took a roundabout way to accumulating the requisite funds to set up. In 1997, he acquired his first vineyards and became a full time vigneron in 2006 at the head of 5,5 hectares. Today, he manages 18 hectares of vines spread over Loché, Montagny and Mercurey with 6,4 hectares in Montagny 1er Cru.

Seeking to make balanced wines, Laurent prefers healthy grapes picked at the optimal ripeness. All the vineyard soils are ploughed to force the vineroots to plumb the depths of the terrain. The Domaine limits phytosanitary treatments with the aim of obtaining a TERRA VITIS reconversion ( H.V.E. equivalent) in 2020.

In the cellar, Laurent upholds Burgundian tradition but brings his own nod to modernity. Similarly, the wines are aged in 500 litre casks – an unfamiliar format but which Laurent believes underscores the minerality in his white wines.

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