Located in Santenay, in the Côte de Beaune, the Domaine Jessiaume is in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. 15 hectares of vines are spread over the communes of Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Auxey-Duresses and Santenay.
The Domaine was created in 1850 by the Jessiaume family. Between 2006 and 2020, the Domaine was owned by a Scottish businessman and industrialist, Sir David Murray. After generations of Jessiaume making the wines, a new team has arrived in 2014 and the Domaine changed its direction.
In 2020 Sir David Murray sold the Domaine to Dr Jean-François Le Bigot.
Committed to biomedical research, this lover of Burgundy wines, who has already been promoted to Commander of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, has directed and developed a laboratory in the Paris region that has expanded to five countries around the world.
With the acquisition by Dr Le Bigot there was an impulse on the qualitative directory of the Domaine.
In addition to the transition to organic viticulture and the use of gentle methods to achieve a high level of quality the domaine interfere as little as possible on the wines and favor as much as possible the work by gravity, the natural clarification and the use of low doses of sulfites.
Currently the domaine extends to 15 hectares, and it’s the biggest land owner of Santenay La Graviere.
William Waterkeyn is the Winemaker and Chef de Culture. Not only does he manage the work necessary in the vines, but also his touch that improved the quality of the wines at Domaine Jessiaume.
The winery was recently renovated and new equipment was acquired. Harvest and sorting are done by hand. The wine is fermented with natural yeasts and the extractions are gentle and controlled. The goal is to obtain elegant and fine wines which respect the terroir. Chaptalization is avoided. There is a strict barrel selection for the elevage that is made without much intervention. The wine is bottles after natural clarification and with low doses of sulfites.
The conversion to organic viticulture was concluded in 2019.
Auxey Duresses 1er Cru Les Ecussaux Blanc
Corton Charlemagne (Maison)
Auxey Duresses 1er Cru Les Ecussaux Rouge
Beaune 1er Cru Les Cent Vignes
Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres