Michel Rebourgeon is a Burgundian winemaker known for producing wines in the Pommard appellation in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy, France. The domaine is recognized for its traditional and terroir-driven winemaking approach.
Our domain is very old. It is said to date back to 1540. It comes, more recently, from my grandmother who was called Marie Bourgogne, she married Emile Claude Rebourgeon, hence our name today. They had 2 boys, Henry and Michel, both became winegrowers and settled in Pommard. Michel took over part of the operation in 1964.
We then moved in with my husband Stephen in 1995.
With my brother, we managed to expand the farm by purchasing vines in 1998 and 2004.
We farm 4.25 ha in three communes: Beaune, Pommard and Volnay.
We give particular importance to working the soil and the vines and respecting nature. For this, we do not use herbicides but rather plowing or, in certain vineyards, mowing the grass. Plowing allows aeration of the soil. In addition, we treat the vines in a sustainable way. All work in the vineyard is done manually.
To ensure high quality, we carry out green harvests and manual leaf removal when the vines need it.
First, we destemme our harvest. It is then placed in the thermoregulated tanks using an elevator. Since 2014, we have used the destemming system and no longer crushing in order to preserve the berries whole. This new method is part of a philosophy of gentle winemaking. Then we carry out pumping over with a peristaltic pump. The latter allows the wine to be pumped without there being any contact between the pump and the juice and without rushing it. Cold maceration is carried out for approximately one week. The juice is then lowered into the barrels located in the cellar by gravity. It will stay there between 12 and 18 months depending on the wine.