• Rising Stars

Domaine Olivier Merlin

  • Bourgogne


After studying winemaking Olivier Merlin owner of the estate moved to Napa California for 2 years to create 2 vintages. When he cames back in 1987 he purchased the domaine du Vieux-Sorlin with his wife Corinne in Mâconnais. They purchased in 2005 Domaine Arcelin in La Roche-Vineuse just below the mâconnaises rocks. 1 year later 2 hectares in Moulin à Vents are purchases by the couple. Their 2 sons joined them to run the wine estate end of 2017. The family philosophy: soil work, manual harvests. For the wine-making process they choose long pressing with whole grapes, fermentation and wine maturing fully in barrels. Balance, purity, depth and harmony: four words to describe wines from Domaine Olivier Merlin. Whites and reds are born in these South Burgundy terroirs that reveal perfectly Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay grape varieties.

Grape varieties

  • Chardonnay 84%

  • Pinot Noir 8%

  • Gamay 8%