The domaine's holdings in Forets is made up of two parcels, totaling just under 2 hectares. The older parcel is of 60 year old vines and is right next to Vincent Dauvissat's holdings. The second is made up of younger vines (25 years old) and is next door to Raveneau's parcel of Forets. Forets identity among the geologically diverse premier crus in Chablis is one of notable power and intensity. It's soil is made up of a variety of different clays and decomposed rock over limestone which together with a southeastern exposure create a warm microclimate
When Stéphane joined his father and later took control of the family domaine in 1999, he flipped everything on its head. Today, he is practicing organic farming with biodynamic principles, natural yeast ferments, and hand-harvesting. Stephane passed away suddenly in 2016 and his wife Virginie has since taken over the domaine's management. She continues to grow and vinify her wines according to the same principles and the results are no less enchanting. ‘Vaillons’ is sourced from a 3ha parcel and aged 30% in old oak.
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