Passionate by the vine and wine ever since he was a child, Frédéric Cossard first began by his grandfather’s side, a farmer in Nolay, in the Côte-d’Or region. Years later, he became a broker for 10 years in Bourgogne widely (from Chablis to Beaujolais). It is the opportunity for him to taste a multitude of wines, to exchange with winegrowers on approach, vine work, vinification and wine aging. He then naturally came to the idea of becoming one of them. Not convinced by the Bourgogne global offer of soulless and over made up wines to his mind, he decided to take over a few vines and work in the most natural possible way. Good for him. In 1995 he grabbed an opportunity to take over a few plots. He then looked for a bank willing to follow a guy who was not “son of a winegrower” and to lend him money… He succeeded. The Chassorney Domaine was born on the 15th of january 1996. Frédéric started with red AOC Saint-Romain (1.1570 ha), white Saint-Romain (0.6340 ha), red and white Auxey-Duresses (0.40 ha), Bourgogne Hautes Côtes-de-Nuits (0.32 ha, which he will abandon 3 years later) and Nuits Saint-Georges 1st Cru Clos des Argillières (0.69 ha).
In 2006, the domaine took a new turn when an old dream to vinify traded great whites became possible always keeping control on grape supply thank to strict specification notes with partner winegrowers. Wines from Savigny-lès-Beaune and other Nuits Saint-Georges were included in the home catalogue. In 2010, the winegrower Frédéric bought the Pommard and Volnay grapes from, decided to stop his activity. A chance for Mister Cossard, who took these terroirs under his wings ! Chassorney doubled its area from 5 to 10 hectares, by taking over plots of Volnay, Pommard, Volnay 1st Cru Carelle-la-Chapelle, Volnay 1st Cru Roncerets, Volnay 1st Cru Lurets, Pommard 1st Cru Pezzerolles, white and red Bourgogne Hautes Côtes-de-Beaune and red Bourgogne. There you are, you know all there is to know. All you need to do now is taste ! Yippee.