At the beginning, in 1984, were Jean-Claude and Marie-Chantal Courtault. Since 2007, together with husband Vincent Michelet, their daughter Stéphanie has been working with them. They all share the same passion for Chablis wines.
Domaine Jean-Claude Courtault is a familly business, founded from scratch by Jean-Claude and Marie-Chantal Courtault in 1984. In 2019, they transmitted it to Stephanie and Vincent Michelet.
This Domaine has now 22 hectares and produces Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis Grand Cru and since 2017 it also produces a Bourgogne Epineuil Pinot Noir named "Côte de Grisey".
Since 2008, Stéphanie and Vincent have also developed their own vineyard. Domaine Stéphanie et Vincent Michelet is an almost 7 hectares estate producing Petit Chablis (6 hectares) and Chablis mainly from old vines (almost 1 hectare).
The two domains have always worked in synergy and complement each other by proposing different wines by the location of the vines, their terroir (soil) and by the age of vines.
Now Stéphanie and Vincent lead the two domains. It is their turn to do as well as Stéphanie’s parents, with new projects and developing their own identity.
Tradition and Modernity
These dynamic estates aim to fuse tradition with modernity.
- Tradition : through the wine-grower’s expertise and the vinification process
- Modernity : the use of a modern storehouse and up-to-date equipment that gets the best from the grapes and creates optimal conditions for vinification.
The wines of Domaines Courtault & Michelet are particularly renowned for their strong fruit character, the wine-grower’s signature, if you like. These wines are regularly singled out for their quality, as can be seen in the Guide Hachette and various competitions - Concours de Paris, Mâcon, Vignerons Indépendants…