Two words - Rousseau and Chambertin - expectations are building up, great wine ahead. While Domaine Armand Rousseau is a legendary estate in Burgundy, the history of the family holdings on Chambertin is rather limited seen in a Burgundian … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin
One of the vineyards that did very well indeed in the 2015 vintage was Clos Saint-Denis - as it seems that has produced cooler and more vibrant wines than vineyards like Clos de Tart and Clos de la Roche. I have tasted several truly excellent … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini Clos Saint-Denis
Some of the famours and best terroirs producing our beloved white Burgundies have actually produced red wines if one goes some decades or a century back. Gradually the production of red wines in the Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet … [Read more...] about Red Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles ? or a red Les Caillerets?
If one look at the old sources the area and borders of the Montrachet vineyard were not very clear and well defined, and it was not until 1921 Montrachet found it's current size and borders. The current size of Montrachet is 7.998 ha divided … [Read more...] about Montrachet – the historic evidence and the expansion in 1921
Domaine Duroché is one of the rising stars of Gevrey-Chambertin - as Pierre Duroché has increased the quality of the wines significantly within the latest vintages - the 2014s are lovely, the 2015s are magnificent and the 2016s are perhaps even more … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Duroché Chambertin Clos de Bèze
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is a legendary estate, and while the wines are getting tremendous acclaim throughout the world there are one or actually several relatively unknown vineyards and a rather overlooked wine in the portfolio. It is well … [Read more...] about The white DRC from Saint-Vivant de Vergy
One of the most tranquille and beautiful places in Burgundy is the legendary hill in Curtil-Vergy where one find the reminders of the once so influential Abbaye de Saint-Vivant de Vergy. The Abbaye de Saint-Vivant de Vergy was a dominant … [Read more...] about The Aligote on the Vergy hill – LE CHÊNE DU COURT
One of the rapidly rising stars of Burgundy is Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux in Vosne-Romanee as the son Charles Lachaux has since 2013 taken quality to new levels - and with the 2015s he has entered in the group of top end producers in Vosne-Romanée with a … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Arnoux-Lachaux, Romanée Saint-Vivant