The terms terroir and climat are often used about the Burgundian vineyards, and referred to when discussing Burgundy wines. While these two terms are related they do have a somewhat different meaning - as climat refer to the place, whereas the … [Read more...] about Terroir and geology – what do we know? – knowing more!
The 2015 vintage was a hot vintage - and a dry vintage during the summer, and even though rain came in August some vineyards and especially younger vines seem to have suffered from lack of water. Some vines apparently got stressed by the lack of … [Read more...] about Insight 2015 – avoid the effects of water stress
These days most Burgundian wines are consumed well before they are mature or even before they begin to mature. This is really sad, as many consumers miss the complexity a great Burgundy can develop after 20 or 30 years in the cellar. In fact quite … [Read more...] about The test of time and the fruits of patience
Fake and fraudulent wines have existed for many years, but the Rudy Kurniawan case really set focus on this problem, and while this case mainly involve some very rich collectors, there seem to be a more worrying tendency where fake bottles of … [Read more...] about Improve your wine authentication skills at the WineFraud Seminars
I have tasted 2015 Burgundy reds in March, June and November 2016 and found some special wines in this vintage - wines with extraordinary qualities .. wines that seem to have an extra level of energy and tension. In June I struggled to see the … [Read more...] about One of the keys to find the best 2015 red Burgundies
I have heard this quite many times from vignerons and winemakers in Burgundy ... the 2008s will not keep for long term ageing. At first I did not take this info as a sign of warning - I have however recently tasted a few 2008s that seem to … [Read more...] about Vintage Update: Check on your 2008 reds