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DOMAINE THIERRY DROUIN   Macon, Burgundy, France

The small, artisanal winery of Domaine Thierry Drouin is one of those producers who gets it right. Established in 1984, the Domaine covers 9 hectares (a little over 22 acres). Truly a family-run operation, Thierry Drouin traces his history as a winemaker back through his father and grandfather. Today, with his wife Corinne, he uses the same methods that he learned under their tutelage. He is also a long time believer in certain aspects of biodynamic wine production; no insecticides are used to treat the vines for instance, and herbicides are used only when necessary.

Domaine Thierry Drouin is located deep in the south of Burgundy in the village of Vergisson, a Mâconnais commune known for producing world class Pouilly‐Fuissé and elegant Mâcon whites. The region is almost entirely dedicated to the production of Chardonnay, with vines that are rooted deep in the quintessential clay limestone soils that give the wines of this region their characteristic aromas and flavours.