Hautes Côtes de Nuits and Hautes Côtes de Beaune
Average age of the vine
Type of soil
Marl and limestone
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Situated at an average altitude of 400 m above sea level, Bévy enjoys longer yet more random ripening of its grapes than the Côte. Every year sees a difference of at least one week, therefore, between the start of the grape harvest on the Côte and at the Domaine de Bévy.
The Domaine Saint Saturnin de Vergy vineyard extends over sunlit hillsides capable of producing the very best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The wines vinified at the Estate are renowned for their quality and character. The reds present a lovely expression of red fruit with relatively powerful structures while the whites offer floral, lemony notes with a fresh, taut mouth. Expected to fade into oblivion, this vineyard has staged a successful comeback through patience and courage. The Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits and the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune have experienced a veritable renaissance since the 1950s.
Above Gevrey-Chambertin lie the Hautes Côtes de Nuits and their many villages.
Bévy and the surrounding market towns have been marked by the historic House of Vergy, a great family that dates back to the Middle Ages. They built a château on the rocky outcrop called the Butte de Vergy. A Chapel called the Church of Saint Saturnin de Vergy was build close to the ruins of the Château de Vergy.
Our Estate takes its name from that church, now the only monument remaining from the time of the Vergys. Only ruins remain of the château, its stones having been used to construct buildings in the surrounding villages that bear the name of the House of Vergy: Reulle-Vergy, Curtil-Vergy, L'Étang-Vergy.
Today, our 58-hectare estate is situated in the heart of the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, in the small village of Bévy. Most of the estate is planted at between 300 and 400 metres above sea level as high-trained vines.
A Word from the Oenologist
"On this estate, the high-trained vines are used basically to protect the buds from the colder soils and any spring frosts. The trellising and the density of planting is different from a low-grown vine."