Domaine Grivot is one of the top end producers on Richebourg in my view only surpassed by DRC and Domaine Leroy - and quite evenly matched or even better than Domaine Meo-Camuzet and Domaine Anne Gros. While the Grivot family has been in … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Jean Grivot Richebourg
The prices on top vineyards in Burgundy have reached astronomic levels, and this means that the plots on the top vineyards rarely are traded these days. The ownership structure is somewhat stuck in the old patterns .. with little or no possibility … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Tawse Musigny
One of the best wines from the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation is in my view the Clos de Corvées from Domaine Prieuré Roch - a special cuvee made from a monopole within the Aux Corvées vineyard. It's in many ways a quite unusual wine ... … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Prieuré Roch, Clos de Corvées
One of the more unknown 1er crus of Meursault is Les Bouchères and the Clos within the vineyard called Clos des Bouchéres. But since 2011 Jean-Marc Roulot really has put this terroir on the Burgundian map - as he now makes one of the most delicate … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Roulot Meursault Clos des Bouchères
Chateau de la Tour is the largest owner of Clos de Vougeot with large holdings in the center of this enormous Grand Cru. In normal years Francois Labet makes two cuvees of Clos de Vougeot - the Cuvée Classique and the Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, and … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot V.V.
One of my favorite wines from the Nuits-Saint-Georges is the Aux Cras made by Louis-Michel Liger-Belair. It has all the qualities I look for in a Burgundian wine - it's very enjoyable, it's pure and transparent and first and foremost it offers a … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, NSG Aux Cras
Clos St. Marc ..... is a monopole in Nuits-Saint-Georges, or should I rather say Premeaux. The vineyard is now owned by Domaine Michéle et Patrice Rion ... a very fine but also in my view a somewhat overlooked producer. It's a very interesting … [Read more...] about Vineyard Insight: Clos St. Marc a small and forgotten monopole
Aux Brulées is pretty fragmented and the production of some of the fine wines made from this lovely 1er cru is sadly very limited indeed. One of the rarest birds is the Aux Brulées from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. Firstly the production is … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Aux Brulées