One of the discoveries of 2017 is Bernard Zito who is making a few, but in my view, magnificent wines at the Château de Bligny Les Beaune.
Bernard Zito is not a rookie in the wine business, he has worked with vineyards and viticulture – more specifically with Organic and Biodynamic viticulture for years. He was employed from 1987 to 2005 at the Boisset group owned by Jean-Charles Boisset, where he worked with the implementation of Biodynamic viticulture at various estates in the Boisset group.
After he stopped at Boisset he has worked as a consultant for numerous estates helping with the implementation of organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Bernard is still working as a consultant – but on the side he is also making his own wines at Château de Bligny Les Beaune. The production is limited – but I’m delighted to say – some truly gorgeous wines.
Château de Bligny Les Beaune – for the vignerons
The Château de Bligny Les Beaune is a large Chateau located in Bligny Les Beaune just Southeast of Beaune.
The people behind the Chateau de Bligny les Beaune – amongst others Dominique Lafon – have decided to make a “Wine Studio” where young winemakers and negociants can have the opportunity and facilities to make wine.
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