One of the most elusive wines from Burgundy is the Criots-Batard-Montrachet from Domaine d'Auvenay. While the name Leroy rings a lot of bells in most Burgundy lovers ears, Domaine d'Auvenay is a bit below the radar of many collectors - mainly … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: d’Auvenay Criots-Batard-Montrachet
Anne Gros is making some delightful wines, and the top of the range is the mighty Richebourg produced from a plot in the northern section of the vineyard - in the bottom part of the Gros family holdings - see map below where the Anne Gros holdings … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Anne Gros Richebourg
The Burgundian vineyards are often very fragmented - fragmented to a degree where it's almost incomprehensable to collectors who has never walked the vineyards of the Cote. Photo Google Maps Some plots are small - very small indeed - and in … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Faiveley Musigny – a minuscule cuvée
I have always enjoyed a good glass of red Chassagne as they often offer a very lively and vibrant expression of pinot noir. Often have I been drinking these wines for mere pleasure and without analyzing the wines and taking a closer look at why I … [Read more...] about Clos Saint-Jean … the red Grand Cru of Chassagne-Montrachet?
Just north of the mighty Clos de la Maréchale we find another monopole with a long and interesting history - the Clos de l'Arlot ... the vineyard that surrounds the beautiful estate buildings of Domaine de l'Arlot. Photo: Google Earth Clos de … [Read more...] about Clos de l’Arlot … a monopole with four wines
Domaine Leroy is one of the legendary producers in Burgundy - a Domaine formed and managed by the equally legendary Mme. Lalou Bize-Leroy. The Domaine was shaped in 1988 when Mme Leroy acquired the old Charles Noëllat estate in Vosne-Romanée, and … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Leroy Richebourg
Clos de la Maréchale is a Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru and the largest monopole in Burgundy ... surpassing both Clos de Tart and Clos des Lambrays in Morey-Saint-Denis. During many years Clos de la Maréchale was under the radar of many … [Read more...] about Clos de la Maréchale – The largest monopole in Burgundy
There are many village terroirs in Vosne-Romanee and even quite a few monopoles .. Clos d'Eugenie, Clos Goillotte and Clos du Chateau springs to mind. These are all vineyards located close to or in the village of Vosne. There is however a … [Read more...] about The monopole in the mountains beyond La Combe Brulée