Named after her grandmother, Dominique produced her first vintage in 2005, setting out to produce wines through biodynamic principles. She sources from a parcel of 40-50 year old vines on a hillside of Polisot, mostly dedicated to Pinot Noir, though she has a tiny lot of Chardonnay as well. Overall, she is not dogmatic about winemaking, utilizing both barrique and stainless for her production. The philosophy is simple: single-vintage, single-varietal, single-vineyard wines, done her way.
Resonance and Efflorescence make up the bulk of the production, two Blanc-de-Noirs of 100% Pinot Noir with the difference being the fermentation vessels - the former in stainless, the latter in barrique. Barrique allows for a bit more exchange of oxygen, resulting in Efflorescence typically being a bit more approachable earlier in its life, and potentially longer life. Both carry no dosage after spending 3 years on the lees, and are expressive of the heavy limestone soils here, with the Efflorescence presenting a bit more orchard and stone fruits. The third Blanc-de-Noirs is called Concordance, which is unsulfured and a bit richer in style, tart red fruits hiding in between notes of flinty minerals.
The Blanc-de-Blancs are named Eloquence and Presence, with Eloquence being entirely Chardonnay, and Presence a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Blanc, the latter wine made without any added sulfur. Presence comes across more floral and zesty, while the barrel-aged Eloquence acts like a Meursault in its mineral tones and orchard fruits.
Following the theme, the two rosé wines are profound: Indulgence and Allegeance; both maceration-style, follow the same protocol, Indulgence the more mineral-driven, bright red-fruited style while Allegeance, though vinified in tank, sees no sulfur and is dense and full of both tart red fruits and deep spice.