Woman in glasses and coat sitting at a table with Burgundy wine bottles, examining a wine glass in a rustic room with white brick walls.

Domaine Sylvain Dussort

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Set amidst the picturesque landscapes of Meursault, Domaine Sylvain Dussort stands as an emblem of timeless winemaking tradition. With a profound dedication to quality and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Sylvain Dussort, now run by Anne-Caroline, Sylvain’s daughter, cultivates a diverse range of wines that reflect the region’s unique terroir and heritage.

Anne-Caroline told me after working in the wine business in New York for 5 years, on the sales side, she yearned to be back home. After finishing viticulture school, she said she has gone back to the “noble” way of making wine. When Anne-Caroline makes their Pinot Noir, the grapes are all destemmed then foot pressed. She says the juice is cold at first, then she can feel the fermentation as it warms up around her feet and legs.

Domaine Sylvain Dussort is celebrated for their white Burgundies, wines of unparalleled elegance and finesse. Crafted with precision and care, their Aligote and Meursault Limozin captivates the senses with their luscious textures, vibrant acidities, and intricate layers of flavor, showcasing the true essence of Burgundy’s renowned white wines.

When meeting Sylvain and Anne-Caroline, you could see how proud they were of their family and estate. Sylvain explained in 1982 he and his wife took over the estate where his grandparents had lived. He came from a long line of winemakers and coopers, and the house we were tasting in was built in 1870. As we were surrounded by his grandparents’ tools decorating the walls, I was taken on a journey through his storytelling and drinking their wine. A domaine not to be missed in Mersault.