Stephane Brocard, son of famed Chablis winemaker, Jean-Marc Brocard, started in 2007 by founding the Closerie des Alisiers property in Chablis, then moved deeper into the Cotes d'Or. His philosophy throughout: Craft wines of purity, fruit and freshness; authentic, with the utmost respect for the land and the environment; highlighting the specific terroirs for each product.
An intimate knowledge of Burgundy and a hankering to do his own thing led him to set up a boutique negociant business contracting in small parcels of carefully selected grapes, as well as investing in a precious plot of Pommard, for which he has high aspirations. He also owns 4.5 hectares of 55 + year old vines in Chablis, which is used entirely for the Vielles Vignes bottling. The fruit from the Bourgogne Blanc is a combination of some purchased fruit and declassified Chablis from his father.
Stephane works the vignerons hard in order to have organic farming practices and what finished wine he is purchasing is held to the highest standards being as minimally manipulated as possible. He believes that ultimately wine should be consumed often and when prices reach the Burgundy market that is so often seen today, his wines appear to be even that much more desirable. His father's domaine always produced wines that far exceeded the price.