The vineyard is based in Fontaine, in the Côte Chalonnaise. The climate is continental, with warm summers and cold winters. The vineyard is in conversion to organic agriculture; the vines are cultivated using organic preparations and the use of chemical herbicides is strictly prohibited. The vines are carefully managed between the spring and summer months to ensure optimal conditions for healthy, mature grapes at harvest time; with strict debudding, leaf thinning and ploughing of the soil. The vines are grown in marly-chalk soils from the Jurassic period.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to preserve the pure fruit aromatics and to retain the freshness. 20% of the wine was then matured for 12 months in old French oak. Working in partnership with their cooper based in Cognac, since the 2013 vintage, Domaine Gouffier has been experimenting with using oak from the state forests of Fontaine, just a few miles from the vines, endeavouring to stay true to the local terroir.