The story of Domaine Thibert reads like a veritable saga. This family of artisan winemakers has been living at the heart of Fuissé village since at least 1668.
Both from a long line of winemakers, Andrée and René Thibert started with a tiny plot in 1967. In 1991, their son Christophe came back to the Domaine, and his sister Sandrine joined him in managing the Domaine in 1999. Leveraging their deep-seated knowledge of the region’s vineyards, the inter-generational knowledge and their experience, today the wines of Domaine Thibert reflect and express this “savoir-faire”.
The family’s vineyard holdings are located in several exceptional terroirs. Christophe and Sandrine are dedicated to exploiting the quality of these plots fully, many of which have been in the family for eight generations. One of the particularities of the Domaine is to reveal its terroirs throughout all the appellations of the Southern Mâconnais, which is very rare.
We only use the grapes we have grown ourselves. This is in keeping with respecting our heritage, but this also forces us to make choices at times, some of which are not simple, but they are essential to ensure the sustainability of our vineyards.
Our goal is always to combine the best of traditional and modern practices. Our plots are worked in a system of “mixed” viticulture. Drawing on our years of experience and the knowledge we have acquired, we always respect our vineyards and soils, while adapting our practices to climatic conditions.
Christophe constantly thinks about every aspect and all stages of the production process: care of the vine, winemaking, ageing, bottling, etc.
“You can only bring out the best of a vineyard if you think about its long-term well being.”
The Domaine includes all the crus of Southern Burgundy and the main appellations of the Mâconnais: Saint-Véran, the three “Pouilly’s” of Fuissé, Loché and Vinzelles the three Mâcon Villages of Fuissé, Prissé and Verzé.
Each of the appellations express exceptional terroirs. We nurture the wines from these vineyards such that they express the typicity of each. Christophe’s precise and continuous thinking is reflected in his wines, maintaining the regularity and safeguarding the identity of Domaine Thibert’s philosophy: purity, elegance and freshness. The quality of the grapes, the natural stability of the wines and the proper management of the plots enable us to make great wines that keep well.
Of the ten single vineyards, four of which are located in Pouilly-Fuissé. These truly reflect the excellence of the terroir. These high-end cuvées clearly demonstrate our dedication to drawing out the best of each plot with our know-how and passion.
These are “haute couture” wines made to complement gastronomic dishes. They are complex and produced in small batches, designed to age gracefully.
Our “Grands Classiques” are representative of the main Mâconnais vintages. The Chardonnay is enhanced in various assemblages, with the ultimate goal always being to express the quality of the soil and its unique identity.
The ageing time required for these wines is shorter than that of the “Terroirs d’Exceptions”. They can be drunk when they are young, but can also age gracefully in the cellar for a few years.