One of the discoveries of 2017 is Bernard Zito who is making a few, but in my view, magnificent wines at the Château de Bligny Les Beaune. Bernard Zito is not a rookie in the wine business, he has worked with vineyards and viticulture - more … [Read more...] about Visit Bernard Zito – tasting of the 2015s and 2016s
Producer Visits - 2015 vintage
The tasting of the 2015 vintage began already in March 2016, with a few tastings.
I continued with tastings in June 2016 and November 2016. Next trip was January 2017 - and finally I tasted a large range of wines in March 2017 - including the Trilogie tasting at Clos de Vougeot.
In total 51 tastings and visits.
There are many relatively unknown estates in Burgundy, and while I do see and taste a lot of Burgundy bottles I actually never noticed Domaine Rougeot in Meursault. Some estates have been famous and well known in previous decades ... and some … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Rougeot – tasting of the red 2015s and 2016s
Fame and glory is sometimes not fairly distributed in Burgundy - and especially estates outside the main appellations seem to struggle to get the acclaim they deserves. One of these estates is Chandon de Briailles in Savigny Les Beaune .. a … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Chandon de Briailles – tasting of the 2015s from cask
Benjamin Leroux is one of the most talented winemakers of his generations. A few years back he resigned from his job as régisseur at Comte Armand, and is now focusing on this own negociant business in Beaune. Maison Benjamin Leroux was launched … [Read more...] about Visit: Benjamin Leroux – tasting of the 2015s
I do have my favourite estates in Burgundy – and Domaine Antoine Jobard is certainly one of them. I have tasted, enjoyed, engulfed and consumed many bottles from this estate – hence I have tasted a lot of the wines produced over the last 10 years and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Antoine Jobard – tasting of the 2015s from cask
On my March 2017 trip to Burgundy I had the chance to revisit Armand Heitz at Domaine Heitz-Lochardet to retaste some of the 2015s from bottle. I tasted the 2015s for the first time in June 2016 - before bottling - and I have revisited the wines … [Read more...] about Visit – Domaine Heitz-Lochardet – tasting of the 2015s
I have had many great moments with the wines from Domaine des Comtes Lafon over the years, and have enjoyed vintages from 1982 and forward. I have been lucky to taste more white Burgundies from this fabled estate than from any other estate in … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine des Comtes Lafon – tasting of the 2015s
My March 2017 trip to Burgundy included a lovely visit to Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Vougeot. I have follow these wines over the years but actually not visited the estate. Charles Van Canneyt of Domaine Hudelot-Noellat We were received by … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Hudelot-Noellat – tasting of the 2015s