Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune
Average age of the vine
Type of soil
Clay and limestone
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
The climate has a continental influence: hot summers and dry autumns allow the grapes to ripen in ideal conditions. These climatic conditions encourage the development of sugars and the substances that give the grapes their colour.
Known for its celebrated mosaic and the
lovely Citroën van that used to make deliveries to the entire
region fifty years ago, the Maison Moillard is a veritable
institution in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Our company has built up
its unique expertise in the art of producing
and ageing Bourgogne wines and Crémants
and now offers an impressive selection of appellations
from the entire Bourgogne area, from Chablis to Mâcon and
as far south as the Beaujolais. Travelling the highways and byways of Bourgogne,
our oenologists select the most perfect grapes from the best
plots in order to enable our wines to express the full diversity of the Bourgogne terroirs.
The archives in Nuits-Saint-Georges bear witness to the fact
that the Moillard family already owned vineyards prior to the French
Revolution. In 1848, Symphorien Moillard married Marguerite Grivot,
whose family owned vines.
As the fledgling business developed, the first train on the new line serving Paris, Lyon and Marseilles (the "P.L.M.") brought
a Belgian notary to Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1850. He would become
Symphorien Moillard's first international customer. After
tasting the company's wines, the notary was so
taken with them that he persuaded Symphorien to send
a selection of Bourgogne wines to him in Belgium. This marked the
start of Moillard's business as a wine merchant and its first
This new business demanded considerable expertise
when it came to anticipating the ageing potential of wines over
three, five or ten years.
Since then, Moillard has continued this meticulous work of vinification
and ageing to allow the wines to achieve their full
A Word from the Oenologist
"Yields are controlled over the entire estate, particularly
the Pinot Noir. As the grape harvest draws near, the actual harvest date is chosen with immense care to allow the grapes sufficient time to reach perfect ripeness. A well-tended vine yields beautiful grapes! "
Baptiste Corrot, Oenologist at Maison Moillard