Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur

Year Established: 1983
Location: Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Size: 8 hectares
Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay
Viticulture: Practicing organic, biodynamic
Vinification: De-stemmed, cold prefermentary maceration for reds, indigenous yeast fermentation, 11 to 15 months aging for whites, 15 to 18 months for reds, fined/filtered if necessary

Pascal Prunier is a fifth-generation winemaker who built his estate beginning in 1983 at age 20, eventually growing it from its initial three hectares to the current eight hectares of vines located throughout the appellations of the Côtes de Beaune – Saint Romain, Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Meursault, Pommard, and Beaune. The winery is in Meursault. In 1999 he married Christine Bonheur, and her name was added to the estate in honor of her contributions to their success. The couple’s Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Gamay vines are farmed using organic methods. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and are fermented using indigenous yeasts. The whites are aged for 11 to 15 months; the reds, 15 to 18 months.