In Denmark there have been some discussions about wines low sulphur wines - will they keep or are they somehow fragile and fall apart when they are stored for 5 to 10 years. I must admit that I have rarely seen problems with bottles from my own … [Read more...] about Will they keep … the low sulphur wines from Burgundy?
In 2015 Chantereves has expanded the range of wines with the first Cote de Nuits 1er cru - the Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes - from a plot located quite high on the slope. I have tasted this wine a few times from cask - but this is the first time … [Read more...] about Maison Chantereves, Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes 2015
Domaine Julien ... Étienne Julien ... makes some intriguingly delightful wines. I really like the style, the energy and the lovely juiciness of these wines. As I taste these wines ... from the 2013 vintage and onwards, I have started to appreciate … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Julien – tasting of the 2016s from cask
I do visit quite many estates - and there are many great moments, and highlights - but one of the most precious visits was my first tasting at Domaine Nicholas Faure in the summer of 2016. I came unprepared as I never tasted the wines before - … [Read more...] about Domaine Nicolas Faure, tasting of the 2016s from cask
One of the highlights of my June 2017 tour to Burgundy was the visit to Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont - or should I say Domaine Betrand et Axelle Machard de Gramont. I really like to visit this small estate located in the hills of Vergy and … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont – tasting the 2016s from cask
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Allots 2015 - just south of Aux Lavieres. More on my home turf here ... and first and foremost more energy. This is made from very old vines - so have obviously coped well with the draught in the summer. This is - in my … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont, Nuits-St-Georges Aux Allots 2015
Next and above Les Terrasses one find Les Vallerots - a 0.5 ha plot on the top of the slope. Wines planted in 1984 - so quite a lot older. This is a more substantial wine but still with a clear reference to the limestony soil. It's deeper and more … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont, Nuits-St-Georges Les Vallerots 2015
Next up one of the most exiting wines in the portfolio - the Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Terrasses de Vallerots - located above Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains. It's a 2 ha parcel planted on terrasses in 2001 - on soil not planted with wines after the … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont, Nuits-St-Georges Les Terrasses de Vallerots 2015