Established in the village of Givry in 1760, this historical domaine is headed by Baron Jean-Baptiste Bordeaux-Montrieux , whose grandmother was a Thenard. Historically, the estate has sold its wines to the respected negociant Remoissenet, but since the 2000s, increasingly the wines are bottled and sold by the estate itself.
Domaine Thenard’s heart lies in its impressive holdings of Givry vineyards, with eighteen hectares spread over three excellent 1er Crus - Clos du Cellier aux Moines, Clos Saint Pierre, and the Bois Chevaux. It also holds just under five hectares in the Cote d'Or - Premier Cru Clos St. Jean in Chassagne, Iles des Vergelesses in Pernand, Grand Cru Clos du Roi in Corton, Les Grands Échezeaux in Flagey. It is also the second-largest owner of the ultimate white wine Grand Cru, Le Montrachet, holding 1.83 hectares, purchased in 1872.
The estate’s museum-like cellars - home to ancient presses and wooden fermenters - date from the 18th century and are still in use today. The approach to winemaking is also very traditional, yielding immensely enjoyable and approachable wines of great delicacy and lightness that clearly express the unique characteristics of the individual holdings. The Montrachet in particular is exceptional – a wine of immense power and richness that can easily be aged for decades.