This Domaine has been producing one of the best Premiers Crus in Savigny for more than 200 years. Owner Maurice Ecard, who is now retired, was considered by many experts to be the father of the appellation. The new owner, Vincent Sauvestre, has been carefully trained by Maurice Ecard in order to continue Maurice Ecard's legacy.
Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD started working with Maurice Ecard in 1994. It was one of Fran Kysela's first Burgundian wines in his portfolio and we have been visiting them every year ever since.
The vineyards measure 15 hectares (37.2 acres) located mostly in Savigny-les-Beaune. The Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rouge are made from grapes grown right outside of the Savigny-les-Beaune Appellation.
Between the Hill of Corton and Beaune, the landscape opens up like a map unfolding. The hills of the Côte de Beaune recede a little on either side of the little river Rhoin. These vineyards are of ancient lineage. For much of their history, they belonged to the domaine of the Dukes of Burgundy, to neighbouring religious houses, or to the Knights of Malta. An imposing 14th century castle testifies to the appellation's aristocratic qualifications. The AOC status dates from 1937.