In 1997, Mark and Gilles Moustie, the Belgium father/son team of Domaine de la Douaix, purchased a small farm in Arcenant, laying the foundation for their long-standing aspirations to craft wine in Burgundy. In 2002, they began acquiring existing vineyards in Hautes Cotes de Nuits and in Savigny les Beaune; and by 2006, they officially established Domaine de la Douaix, releasing their first vintage from the small cuverie that they had built in the property's barn.
With growth that continued into the following years, the family purchased new vineyards in Premeaux and Corgoloin, both in the appellation of Cotes de Nuits Villages, which they farm without pesticides, employing "biological agriculture techniques" or lutte raisonee. In the winery, they use natural yeasts for spontaneous fermentations before aging both reds and whites in oak barrels, a portion of which are new.
Recently, Neal Martin of eRobertParker.com wrote of this father/son team: "Keep a look out for this name. Owned by a Belgian Moustie family whose annual vacations in Burgundy led to them taking the next step as winemakers, their 2010s have the panache of a winemaker with 30 years under his belt instead of three."