Jaffelin was founded by Charles and Henri Jaffelin,
and is entirely dedicated to Burgundian wines. Charles and Henri were
sons of an established winegrower and right from the start they decided
to follow their father's motto: "Burgundy, nothing but Burgundy!".
Jaffelin is today located in the Chapitre, the old
Monks' house at the foot of the Collégiale Notre-Dame. A few
hundreds of casks lie under its stone arches, built 800 years ago
in Gallo-Roman stone, a resting place that is both cool and humid,
ideal for ageing. It is here, in exceptional surroundings in the heart
of the town of Beaune, that Prune Amiot creates the wines of Jaffelin.
By using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the two traditional
and inalterable varietals of Burgundy, Jaffelin wines are at the heart
of the region. They are to be found on all of
the Côtes: Beaune, Nuits, Châlon and Mâcon…
The "Villages de Jaffelin" collection is
made up of original wines that are off the beaten track, a convivial
bunch that show another side to Burgundy. Even thought they are next
and different from the Grands Crus, they retain their spirit of excellence.
The Jaffelin wines are rich in fruit with a fresh and
natural acidity that rejects all belligerence, bitterness and frivolity.
They can age well, as they can't become hard,
heavy or dry.