Bernard Baudry founded his eponymous estate in the early 1980’s with a couple inherited hectares. After graduating from the Lycée de Beaune, he quickly rose to prominence in the appellation for precise, textured Chinon. Today, Bernard is technically retired (vignerons never really retire) and his son Matthieu, who has been making wine with his father since 2000, has taken over as head vigneron.
Over the years, the father and son team’s fascination with Chinon’s diverse terroirs have led them to expand the estate to its current 32 hectares.
“Les Grézeaux” is from vines of 40 years on average, planted on graveley soil with a bedrock of limestone and clay. For many years it was aged in barrique but today it is only fermented and aged in large concrete vats.