Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères caught my attention back in the mid-1990s when Coche-Dury acquired a piece of this now-illustrious village vineyard. Les Enseignères is, for non-collectors, a relatively unknown vineyard, located just below … [Read more...] about Puligny Les Enseignères: Just below the grands crus
Domaine Thomas-Collardot was one of my favourite discoveries in 2018 - a relatively new and very small estate making interesting, vivid and pure wines in Puligny-Montrachet. Jacqueline Collardot and her son Matthieu have done it again in the warm … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Thomas-Collardot – tasting the 2018s from cask
"I, Winehog, take thee, Riedel/Zalto, to be my wedded stemware, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's … [Read more...] about The Riedel and Zalto partnership – August 2019
Lafouge is making some fine wines primarily from the Auxey-Duresse appellation. The 2016 Auxey-Duresse is lively and with a good mid-palate concentration. Its vivid and quite lightfooted for the 2016 vintage, offering a delightful energy .. enjoyable … [Read more...] about Domaine Lafouge, Auxey-Duresse Climat du Val 2016
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Barreaux is second vintage from Arnaud et Sofie - Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat. This is a fine effort for the vintage offering plenty of Vosne spices. It's showing a fine depth - not quite matching the … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Vosne-Romanee “Les Barreaux” 2017
Burgundian rosé again .. and the 2018 is even better than the 2017 (surprisingly). The Arnaud et Sofie estate - started by Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat - has produced a delightful rosé. It's a forward and quite expressive wine - generous … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain rosé 2018
The Burgundy harvest is always tricky, and predicting the start of harvest is difficult, as there is a significant variation in timing amongst the growers. According to my sources – different ones – harvest for most is likely to start around … [Read more...] about Expected harvest dates..
What can comfort you on a rainy day? The answer is pretty simple if you know the wines of Domaine Michel Gaunoux ... "Then there was rain. The sky wore a veil of gold and gray. At night it was the bright of the moon with me. Time was just … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Michel Gaunoux … on a rainy day