Terres Secrètes

Sologny | Mâconnais | Burgundy

Terres Secrètes is one of France’s more celebrated cooperative wineries, founded in the early 1950s and supported by dozens of talented family growers in the greater Mâconnais.

We first came across this exceptional group when sampling a bottle of Crémant de Bourgogne that we could have sworn was a fine Blanc de Noirs from the Montagne de Reims—quality from this winery based in Prissé is outstanding, in both sparkling wines and still wines.

Sourcing older-vine fruit from the Mâconnais’ top terroirs, including Vergisson, Saint-Véran and Viré-Clessé, among others, Terres Secrètes selections are indeed southern Burgundy’s best-kept secret, on quality and on price.


Terres Secretes’ many growers benefit from the region’s classic limestone soils which characterize most of the greater Mâconnais, in southern Burgundy.

Grapes are mostly harvested by hand, and are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. Some of the winery’s higher-end cuvees, including its sparkling wines, can be fermented and briefly aged in older French oak barrels.

For the winery’s Crémant de Bourgogne wines, the wine goes through its secondary fermentation in bottle, which is the same process utilized in Champagne. Wines are aged on fine lees in bottle for two years (a longer time than usual; Crémant de Bourgogne rules require only nine months) for a Crémant of greater flavorful intensity and texture. 


Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

A lively, soulful and very Champagne-like blend, with a majority of Pinot Noir which gives it a “Blanc de Noirs” touch. The “secret” of Terres Secretes’ bountiful brut is that it’s made with 90% vintage wine and 10% reserve wine (a blend of eight vintages), for the utmost in flavor and character.




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Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé

A delightful and spicy dry sparkling wine with a glorious blush in the glass! A bit more body and structure makes this a perfect wine to enjoy throughout a meal. Especially wonderful with Asian-inspired dishes with a touch of chili heat.



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Bourgogne Chardonnay

A lovely example of the polish and plush fruit of the best of the Mâconnais. A pure Burgundian Chardonnay born on chalky soils, and chock-full of citrus zest and oyster-shell inspiration.



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Mâcon Verzé 'Croix Jarrier'

A cool single-vineyard site that delivers a Burgundian Chardonnay of impeccable balance and razor-sharp intensity. More Chablis energy, plus a good dose of pear and apple flavors. 



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Viré-Clessé 'Chatenay'

A delightful Burgundian Chardonnay redolent of stone fruit and flinty spark; endless energy and pep here. Ripe apricots and white peaches, a touch of herb, a lot of chalky freshness. 



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Saint-Véran 'Croix de Montceau'

Meursault meets the Mâconnais? ‘Croix de Montceau’ is all curves and buttery brioche pleasure, not forgetting a serious backbone of chalky, citrus energy. A wine that has it all, from one of the finer terroirs in the region. 



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Established: 1951
Region: France • Burgundy • Mâconnais • Sologny


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