Founded in 1928, La Cave de Bissey is one of the very first winegrowers’ cellars in Burgundy and the oldest in the Côte Chalonnaise. In the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, between the Côte de Beaune and the Mâconnais, the Cave de Bissey is a wine cooperative bringing together around forty producers.
Located between the Côte de Beaune to the north and the Mâconnais mountains to the south, the Côte Chalonnaise vineyard extends over a 25km strip between the Grosne and Dheune valleys. This covers 3,400 ha of vines with 5 crus: Montagny, Mercurey, Givry, Rully and Bouzeron with Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, and this diversity of terroirs allows the winemakers to have a superb level of control over each of their products.
Certified by the French government as a Haute Valeur Environnmentale estate, which places an emphasis on biodynamic and sustainable production. Stylistically, Cave de Bissey is noted for its production of Crémant de Bourgogne — Burgundy’s own méthode traditionnale sparkling wine — but it also produces a full range of still red and white wines. All of Cave de Bissy’s products of course benefit from the region’s unique melding of both continental and oceanic climates and a sandy, granitic terroir, with grapes grown at elevations ranging from 700-1100 feet.