This week I attended a tasting of red Corton; a rare thing, in Denmark at least. The tasting included 10 Cortons from five producers, all top-flight amongst the panoply of Corton producers. The purpose was to learn: learn about different parts … [Read more...] about Corton, Corton, red Corton .. exploring the hill
A new star is born? Perhaps. In any case, without doubt a bright new talent has emerged! While I try to find new names and producers all the time, I frequently find that new producers and talents need some time to hone their methods and refine … [Read more...] about Tasting of Domaine Pierre Girardin – tasting the 2017s
To the lovely 2017 vintage - charming and generous - with a delightfully refined expression. Jean-Pierre Maldant is one of the larger estates in Ladoix-Serrigny and is producing two Cortons as the top wines. This, the Corton Les Grandes Lolières … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Pierre Maldant, Corton Les Grandes Lolières 2017
Lets face it my visits to Ladoix are rather rare and too few - a big error to be honest. Winemaker Michel Mallard of Domaine d'Eugenie is from Ladoix-Serrigny where the family estate is located - and I had the plaesure of visiting Michel on his … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Michel Mallard in Ladoix
Maison Harbour is one of the new and small negociants in Savigny-Les-Beaune - for those not familiar - a small village located outside of Beaune. I have followed Maison Harbour more or less since the beginning so have quite a detailed knowledge of … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Harbour, Tasting of the 2017s from cask
On my trip to Burgundy in November I had the pleasure of visiting Domaine Moron-Garcia in Nuits-Saint-Georges - to taste some 2017s and 2018s (quick samples). I had only tasted Domaine Moron-Garcia once before, so this is a new estate - at … [Read more...] about Domaine Moron-Garcia – without compromise ..
The Corton Rognets is a relatively rare bird from Bruno Clavalier. The 2010 is showing beautifully - gorgeous fruit and a lovely deep earthy minerality. Not a big and dense Corton but intense, fruity and refined - notes of blue berries, raspberries … [Read more...] about Bruno Clavelier, Corton Rognets 2010