The Beaune Rouge “Les Bons Feuvres” Domaine Billard Père is from one of the “village” parcels in the southwest corner of the appellation quite close to Pommard. The Billards own a mere .28h of Les Bons Feuvres from which they produce about 120 cases annually. The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks with a maceration of 15 days. The “pigeage” is done by foot. The wine is matured for a year in Tronçais oak barrels, 20% of which are new.
Domaine Billard has approximately 12.5 hectares of vineyards in different appellations throughout the Cotes de Beaune. Their largest holdings are in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune with other small plots located in Saint Romain, Saint Aubin 1er Cru, Auxey Duresses and Beaune. The domaine passed from father to son recently and Jérôme Billard has brought a new philosophy to his family domaine. Farming is done with respect for nature and follows the principles of organic farming. Yields are kept low through the use of cover crops and severe pruning and all the vines are harvested by hand. Only indigenous yeasts are used for the fermentation.