My grandfather Georges Parigot created the estate in 1950. The acquisition of his first straddle tractor at the end of the 1950s allowed rapid development of the estate.
In 1959, through hard work and courage, my grandfather acquired his first plot of Pommard. From then on, bottled sales developed.
In 1968, my father Régis joined the estate. Work, requirement, rigor have enabled the pair to develop the range of the domain. The most notable acquisitions: Pommard Les Vignots in 1968, Pommard Les Charmots in 1978, Meursault Les Vireuils in 1979, Beaune 1er cru Les Grèves in 1982.
At the start of the 1980s, Régis decided to move the estate to the entrance to the village of Meloisey. Always in search of excellence, the construction of a modern winery allowed Régis to work in easy conditions.
At the start of the 90s, French and foreign press articles as well as awards contributed to the notoriety of the domain and to the development of export sales.
The acquisitions of a parcel of Pommard Les Epenots in 1994, Chassagne 1 er cru Clos St Jean in 1996 and Pommard 1 er cru Clos de la Chanière in 1999 allowed the estate to expand.
In 2004, after an internship at Vincent GIRARDIN, I returned to the estate with the aim of constantly improving the quality of the wines. It was my parents who transmitted to me the values essential to the success and sustainability of a domain: passion, honesty, rigor and love for a job well done.
In 2005, the appellations Meursault Le Limozin and Pommard Les Riottes added to the range of the estate.
Now, the estate has 18 hectares spread over the municipalities of Meloisey, Pommard, Meursault, Volnay, Chassagne, Savigny-les-Beaune and Nuits St Georges. The estate produces 120,000 bottles per year, 50% of which is exported and 50% to France.
Domaine Alexandre PARIGOT can be summed up in one word: a family. Transmission of heritage, knowledge and memory.
Culture of the Vine
A great wine begins by being made in the vineyard. This gestation period requires presence and attention: whether it is the first pruning cut or one of the work applied throughout the year to the vines, all require a lot of precision.
The domain limits as much as possible these interventions and all entrants. A philosophy applied in the 90s which made the estate a precursor of ultra reasoned driving.
In winemaking it is essential to harvest the harvest on D-Day at the perfect time to pick the bunches. Subsequently, we must respect the material which is noble and listen to the vats and barrels. Finally, we had the opportunity to rent 25 ares from Nuits St Georges 1er cru Aux Damodes.
Alexandre Parigot with the support of his father Régis Parigot, run the 18 hectares estate and are the reference on several appellations that they vinify in the purest Burgundy style: Haute Côtes de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Volnay and Pommard.
Ever since Alexandre Parigot took over the family estate, he set out to refine his style as a winemaker and create wines full of finesse and precision and quickly become a regular among the favorites of the Guide Hachette des Vins and Revue de Vins de France, recognized as an excellent value for money Bourgogne producer.
Adept of lutte raisonnée, Alexandre spends most of his time in the vineyards where he learns to understand the need and potential of each of his plots of vines. Harvest is done by hand when a rigorous selection takes place both in the vineyard as well as in the cuverie.
More recently they also present Meursaults of high quality served in the greatest Parisian palaces: in Crillon and the Peninsula etc