Established in 1998 by veteran winemaker Jean Rijckaert, this domaine makes nuanced and highly-regarded wines in both the Macon and Jura. Without heirs, Jean chose to partner with his brilliant student Florent Rouve and groomed him until he was ready to take over managing the estate and all winemaking in 2013. The ‘savoir-faire’ that made the outstanding reputation of these wines – restricted yields, manual harvesting, slow and moderate pressings, indigenous yeasts, limited batonnage to favour acidity, long ageing – has been preserved, perhaps even enhanced, with the incredibly talented Florent taking over at the helm of the estate, while Jean consults at key stages in the process. All wines are aged in oak barrels with no racking, stirring or any disruption during élevage. Florent’s intuitively made wines soulfully represent the best in natural winemaking, the typicity of the grape, and the specificity of the terroir.