Recrue des Sens

Yann Durieux (photo credit:

Country of Origin: France
Location: Côte d'Or, Burgundy
People: Yann Durieux, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic


Recrue des Sens 2011 'Manon' Blanc, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits AOC Login <1 Case

Yann Durieux worked closely with Yannick Champ at Domaine Prieure-Roch for 10 years before he set out to make his own unique wines from 3 hectares around Villers-La-Faye. He grows Pinot Noir, Aligote, and Chardonnay with an eye towards natural winemaking and balance with the ecosystem. He is one of the few producers who does not prune his vines, but braids the shoots together after harvest. His ethos is to make ‘true wines’ and, in doing so, is happy to leave convention behind him. Making pure, high-quality wines is his utmost concern: he doesn’t use chemicals or sulfites, keeps yields low, and farms organically and biodynamically (certified organic and biodynamic by Agriculture Biologique (Ecocert); Agriculture Biodynamique (Terra Dynamis)). The wines are in very small production, but they’ve been received with overwhelming enthusiasm.

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