Domaine Engel was purchased by the François Pinault family just before the 2006 vintage. Pinault is obviously involved with Château Latour (of Bordeaux fame) and appointed Latour President Frédéric Engerer to direct the new Domaine Eugénie. Engerer subsequently retained as régisseur Burgundian Michel Mallard to be his on-site manager.
Eugénie estate was born following the acquisition of René Engel estate by François Pinault during the summer 2006.
The estate is situated in Vosne-Romanée, in the heart of La Côte de Nuits between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey Chambertin.
This village is considered to be the treasure of big wines of Burgundy.
The Estate is managed by Frédéric Engerer, also President of Château Latour, and by Michel Mallard, oenologist who is helped by a team of two multi-task wine-growers.
The vineyard is about 7.5 hectares and extends onto the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot and Flagey-Echezeaux.
The estate produces five appellations :
- Clos-Vougeot : 1.36 ha
- Grands-Echezeaux : 0.50 ha
- Echezeaux : 0.55 ha
- Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru (Aux Brûlées) : 1.05 ha
- Vosne-Romanée village : 2.87 ha