he special chemistry which gives Grand Cru in Burgundy depends in the first place on the "terroir". The Citeaux monks in the twelfth century were the first landlords of the "Clos de la Perrière" and also the first to try to understand the secrets and mysteries of wine quality.
Their choice was not made without purpose. Perfectly situated this special "clos" favors the maturity of the grapes. The soil composition and exposure as well as grape varieties give wines with strong personality.
In 1142 the monks built the "Manoir de la Perrière" on the site to organize and improve the wine making. Since 1853 the Clos and Manoir has been owned by the Joliet Family.


he wine making of the "Clos de la Perrière " based on tradition and know-how dating back to the monks work, is carefully run by the owners themselves at the Manoir. All the making process, low yield, work at the vine, hand picking of the harvest, wine-making in casks and bottling is using traditional methods at the Manoir.
It is Philippe Joliet's and his son Bénigne's Knowledge, flair and patience, which guarantees the quality and authenticity of the wine. When tasting the wine it is easy to notice its unique body and bouquet.


he "Manoir" and the "Clos de la Perrière" rise above the village of Fixin near Gevrey-Chambertin. They have belonged to the Joliet family since 1853. This represents six generations of family ownership. The property, made of a unique piece of land, lies around the big old Manoir. The name "Perrière" - a local term for quarry - indicates a vineyard on or near chalk rubble. Similar names in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin... indicates "terroir" for great wines.
Through generations the Joliet family has struggled to maintain the Clos as a unique piece of land, aiming at respecting family tradition of premium wine makers.