Domaine Dominique Gallois

Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France

The Domaine Dominique Gallois is a family wine domain, over 4 generations.

In 1901, Dominiques great-grandfather, Guillaume BIZOT, had a superb cellar and family home built in Gevrey-Chambertin, at 9 rue Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny. At that time, the domain possessed parcels of vines as far as Volnay. Multiple family successions thereafter split up the domain.

It was then that his daughter, Charlotte GALLOIS, grandmother of Dominique, inherited 2.5 hectares of vines in Gevrey-Chambertin.

Her son, Jean GALLOIS, father of Dominique, managed the domain for almost 40 years. At that moment, production was essentially directed towards wine merchants.
In 1989, Dominique Gallois took over the family business. He modernized the domain, extended it and applied new vinification methods. Commercialization in bottles began with the 1989 vintage.
The Domaine Gallois then turned towards private individuals as customers and built a reputation today recognized by the profession, wine guides... and especially through the pleasure of its consumers.

With no abuse of pesticides or herbicides, the domain works in balanced-approach viticulture with ploughings that are just as efficient.

"My skill is only aiding natures natural course," says Dominique and thus the policy here is minimum interference and as far as possible letting the wines make themselves. 80% of the grapes are destemmed and are then macerated for around 15 days.

Dominique does not like the overt toastiness of new oak, so consequently the wines are very judicially oaked. The wines combine power, structure and elegance and have the pedigree and depth of fruit to reward further keeping.

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