Domaine Humbert Frères
The brothers Emmanuel (Manou) and Frédéric Humbert are the fourth generation of wine producers of the Humbert family estate. They took over the estate from their parents in 1989 and have steadily improved the quality of their wine ever since. Their wines are highly sought after and excel in harmony and balance. Emmanuel is the dynamic force behind this domain: a thoughtful and passionate man with a great love for wine, food and rugby.
Ten years ago, the Humbert brothers switched roles with Manou moving to the winery and Frédéric moving to the vineyard, and they haven't looked back since. Manou, a larger-than-life, rugby-playing winemaker, brings a clear definition to his wines. There is noticeable clarity between the brothers' many terroirs in Fixin and Gevrey-Chambertin, impressive precision indeed. Read more in the Tb: Wijhuis
On the domain, the emphasis is on manual working methods, including ploughing, green harvesting, if necessary, thinning of leaves and bunches. The grapes undergo a cool maceration of several days before fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Over-extraction and too firm tannins are always avoided. All wines mature in Burgundy oak barrels from the forests around Châtillon. 50% new oak for all wines, except for the grand cru Charmes-Chambertin, which is aged on 100% new oak.