Yann Durieux is a young winemaker who is definitely making his mark in Burgundy! He has very strong views about how wine should be made and how vines should be tended. His domaine is called Recrue des Sens.
He has both bought and rented vineyards in some amazingly good terroir, particularly in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits, but as he becomes more established he is also paying attention to other prime areas such as Gevrey Chambertin.
Durieux holds 3 hectares of vineyards around Villers-La-Faye, comprising Pinot Noir, Aligoté, and Chardonnay. He also purchases a small amount of Pinot Noir, all of which is certified organic. Yann is no ordinary wine producer. He is first and foremost a man who looks after nature and searches for ways to develop viticulture in balance with the eco-system. His vision is simply to make beautiful wines, and in doing so he is happy to leave convention behind him. He works the vines to the highest standards of quality - no chemicals, ultra low yields, and an unerring respect for the natural process of wine-making.