One of the most famous 1er crus in Burgundy is Gevrey-Chambertin Le Clos Saint-Jacques. This fine reputation is primarily build by Domaine Armand Rousseau, who makes a magnificent wine from this vineyard. There are however also other fine wines … [Read more...] about Gevrey-Chambertin Le Clos Saint-Jacques … almost grand cru
Ruchottes-Chambertin is in my view one of the most interesting terroirs in Gevrey-Chambertin. The vineyard is small yet it includes two climates and one Clos and monopole - nothing is ever simple in Burgundy. … [Read more...] about Ruchottes-Chambertin – The Thomas-Bassot treasure
I have followed Burgundy wines quite closely the last 20 to 25 years - tasting a lot of lovely wines from many different domaines. One domaine does however hold a special place in my passion for Burgundy wines - the name is Domaine Comte Georges … [Read more...] about Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – History and Vineyards
I'm working on several articles about the vineyards in Vosne Romanee, and discovered some new historic details about the Romanee Saint-Vivant vineyard. There are still a lot of work to do, but there are some interesting findings that I would like … [Read more...] about Romanee Saint-Vivant – new historic details
Meursault Blagny is quite well known among Burgundy drinkers and collectors, but have you ever heard about Le Blagny-Blanc? The appellations of Burgundy are numerous and the system is not always logical and straightforward, so I often turn to … [Read more...] about Le Blagny-Blanc – overlooked and forgotten?
The vineyards in Burgundy are numerous, and some are not even included in detailed maps over Burgundy. One of these vineyards is Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Demoiselles. I tried to find the location on my trusted standard map - the Atlas Vins … [Read more...] about Les Demoiselles – Puligny 1er cru and part of Chevalier-Montrachet
Romanee Saint-Vivant is somehow the rising star among the Grand cru's of Vosne Romanee. For many years Richebourg was undisputed number four after the three big Grand Cru's - Romanee-Conti, La Romanee and La Tache. But in the last two decades the … [Read more...] about Romanee Saint-Vivant – history, plots and owners – new update
Richebourg is a legendary vineyard - and while Romanee-Conti, La Romanee and La Tache are regarded as slightly better, most Burgundy lovers can tell you about a very special moment with a bottle of Richebourg. My Richebourg moment was Henri … [Read more...] about Richebourg – history, plots and owners – new update