Domaine Désiré Petit, Arbois Savagnin Ouillé L'Essen 'Ciel
Brand Domaine Désiré Petit
From Anne-Laure & Damien, 3rd generation of the Petit family:
The domaine started in 1932 when our grandfather, Désiré Petit, planted his first vines; those of the grape variety Ploussard in the famous “Cote de Feule”.
In 1970, Gérard and Marcel, sons of Désiré, took over the business which at that time consisted of a little less than one and a half hectares of vines. But their love of the work and their motivation drove them to invest heavily in order to develop the domain.
In 1976, they set out to conquer the Côtes du Jura by planting 3 hectares in the commune of Grozon. They continued to increase the domain by adding new parcels with “terroirs” as rich and diverse as they could find on the slopes around Pupillin. Some said that this plan was already mapped out by Désiré !
This could be true, but Gérard and Marcel dug, developed and improved it. They were also keen to cultivate the conviviality and the style of welcome, which was to provide a service simply, but with passion.
Today, we cultivate 25 hectares of vines and keep a close eye on the production of our wines. The family’s story continues with our mother Michèle, wife of Marcel, who is always pleased to welcome you to the domain, and give you a taste of the whole range of our products.
Better than a book or a lecture, our greatest pleasure would be for you to come and visit our cellars and to share, glass in hand, an unforgettable tasting.