The hamlet of Blagny, located on the slope overlooking Puligny-Montrachet, has been inhabited since Gallo-Roman times. The first reference to vines here dates to the 12th century when the Abbaye de Maizières, a Cistercian abbey, acquired the Blagny estate from the cathedral chapter of Langres. In 1811, the estate was purchased by an ancestor of the present owners. Today, just like seven generations before him, Etienne de Brechard is charged with preserving the excellence of this unique family-run domaine, named for the 15th century chapel situated next to its state-of-the-art winery.
Mindful of achieving sustainable viticulture within the magnificent Blagny terroirs and of contributing to the development of biodiversity, Chapelle de Blagny farms about 7ha to produce several wines.
Grouped high around the hamlet, Blagny’s vineyards encompass an impressive 20% of the Premiers Crus appellations of the celebrated communes of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, universally known for the excellence of their white wines. The high altitude allows the chardonnay grapes to ripen slowly, while retaining fresh acidity. The resulting wines combine complexity with immaculate balance, great length, and crispness.