Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot
Established in 2009 (Domaine bottling)
Only for sale in the UK
Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot (CLF), located in Flagey-Echézeaux, is a relatively new estate to the UK market and one whom we have had great pleasure in supporting for a number of years. As the name suggests, there are several families involved in the domaine, all working at different levels from vineyard to sales. Thomas Colladot (born in 1984!), the son of a Coquard, makes the wine and has seen his stock rise substantially recently, while the commercial side of the business is left to Claire Fleurot.
After making the shift to domaine bottling in 2009/2010, after many years of selling grapes to negociants, CLF have rapidly built a very strong reputation with a constant care for quality throughout their holdings in 12 appellations, of which no less than 6 are grands crus. There is no bought in fruit at CLF, all the juice come from the Domaine’s own vines, most of which were planted back in the 1950s, which are farmed using organic principles for the most part.
As a contemporary of Sebastian Cathiard, Thomas follows similar viticultural practices, the fruit is harvested manually and whole clusters are used depending on the vintage. New wood varies between 30 and 50%, saved for the Clos St. Denis and Grands Echézeaux which see about two-thirds due to its small production. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 15 to 18 months in barrel, CLF’s signature style of concentration, ripeness and tension are turning the heads of even the most traditional collectors.