Association des Vins d’Abbayes
Wines made in privately owned Abbies add value to cultural and viticultural history. Monastic wines are made today from sites that were cultivated by Cistercian, Chatreux and Benedictan monks from the twelfth century.
Caves de l’Abbaye de Clairvaux at Urville, produced by Drappier (29 euros).
Abbey de Morgeout, AOC Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 2002 white (35 euros) and 1er Cru 2007 red (20 euros).
Château de Cîteaux, AOC Meursault Blanc 2007 Vieux clos – Monopole of the Château de Cîteaux (28,80 euros), and Auxey duresses 1er Cru 2007 “Les Duresses” (19,80) produced by Philippe Bouzereau.
Château de Clos de Vougeot
Château de la Tour
Domaine de l’Abbey du Petit Quincy, producing a Chablis 2009 (9 euros), Crémant de Bourgogne 7,50 euros), and Ame des Dannots 2008 red (13 euros) produced by Dominique Gruhier AOC Bourgogne Epineuil.
Other heritage listed wine Abbeys are in the Loire Valley, Jura, Lanquedoc, Rhone Valley and Provence, as well as Porto.