That domaine is run by Jocelyne and Michel Paquet, while Jean des Valanges, whose pinot noir has become a Swig best-seller in recent months, is managed by their son, and rising star family winemaker, Camille Paquet.
The name Jean des Valanges is an homage to his grandfather, named Jean, unsurprisingly. Jean was a man who loved good-quality, easy-drinking, charming wines – and Jean des Valanges Pinot Noir fills that brief supremely well. You just don't expect to get interesting, tasty Pinot Noir character at this price level. But with this wine, my word how you do.