About Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
One might say that Gaston Barthod has begotten two Ghislaines in his lifetime; the domaine, which he took over in 1977 and saw grow into a steadfast Burgundy estate, and his daughter, with whom he shared his love and knowledge of winemaking, and now manages the property. Of course, Ghislaine has taught her old man a few new tricks as well. After studying at the viticultural college in Beaune she brought back several modern viticultural practices such as the use of a sorting table, longer aging on the gross lees, and a bottling machine.
Ghislaine Barthod offers an impressive array of premier crus from the village of Chambolle-Musigny, each reflecting its distinct site character. The soil of Chambolle is more spare than neighboring Morey and Gevrey, with a thin layer of topsoil and a surface covered with limestone gravel. The terroir therefore favors elegance and precision over sheer power, and Ghislaine certainly knows how to take advantage of this.