Vigneron(s) Joachim & Olivia Skyaassen
Location Meursault, Côte d'Or
Coverage Négociant covering small holdings on several parcels
Terroir Mixed Burgundian Geology varying by parcel & climate. 260 metres with exposures along an arc between East and South. They consist of Jurassic marls and marly limestones. There are some patches of magnesian limestone.
Viticulture Selection of parcels worked organically or in biodynamic conversion
Unlike the numerous large Burgundian houses in the very much revered Mersault, the story of Maison Skyaasen is one that is slightly different and atypical for the region, one steeped in tradition. The domaine was founded in 2017 by Joachim & Olivia Skyaasen, the micro-négociants with a deep love for Burgundian wines. They offered an inspired vew of Burgundy and it's terroir through a new fresh lense.
Joachim grew up in Norway, Olivia grew up in San Francisco, and they met at University in Vermont - it's not a tale that you'd expect to end in the vines of Meursault, but after a harvest spent in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Joachim quit his job in Finance and he and Olivia (who was travelling extensively for work in Senegal, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo) moved to Beaune so he could study viticulture and winemaking.
It was a huge change for both of them, but their joint love of Burgundy and Joachim's talent for winemaking has led Maison Skyaasen's to become hot property in Burgundy. This tiny winery is making low-intervention, thoughtfully made wines with incredible depth of flavour, complexity and power. It's remarkable what they have achieved in such a short period of time, and we are pleased we have been able to share their story with you.