Like so many of our favorite producers, Thomas has focused on identifying the unique personality and composition of each of his 29 plots throughout Volnay, Pommard, Beaune and Meursault, and on the periphery of these appellations. You'd notice extreme vine health even from afar - the high-reaching shoots cascade freely, higher and more free-form than any surrounding vineyard. This has actually allowed the vines to gather more rays of sun, filling the vines with energy which befits his style - there is no green-harvesting and no fertilizer, so the vine produces more bunches but with smaller, more intensely-flavored berries. He does adhere to the biodynamic principles, and his wines feel justifiably energetic and alive.
In the cellar, the elevage is not long - extending just into a second winter - with at least a small portion of new oak, with his top cuvées often receiving as much as 50% new barrels. At least a small percentage of the whole clusters are retained to add complexity and life to the wine.