Chanterêves was created in 2010 by husband and wife oenologist duo Tomoko Kuriyama and Guillaume Bott. Hailing from Japan, Tomoko had left her home country in pursuit of oenology & viticulture at the renowned Geisenheim in Germany. As a harvest intern in 2005, she met Guillaume and moved to Burgundy permanently in 2011. The wines of Chanterêves are focused on purity and expression of their terroirs; their whites undergo natural fermentation, minimal use of any new oak, and are bottled without fining with occasional light filtration. A variety of barrel sizes between standard 228L Burgundian barrels and larger 600L barrels are used across the cuvées they produce, adding further textural complexity to the wines.
This micro-négociant has experienced a phenomenal rise in popularity over the past decade and continues to produce some incredible wines in both whites and reds. Here, we have a small parcel which spans the Burgundian hierarchy from that of a humble Bourgogne, to a single lieu-dit (‘named places’, or specific plots) village wine to a revered Premier Cru.