The October trip is a shorter stop before the main round of tastings in start November 2017.
I do have some exiting new names on the program here in October alongside some of my favorites I have visited before.
First out – Domaine de la Cras – an estate located just outside Dijon – on the Côte just north of Marsannay.
Marc Soyard is making 100% whole cluster low SO2 reds and some lovely whites at this estate. The terroir is quite unique with a lovely stony minerality – suiting both red and whites.
I’m looking forward to tell about the Domaine de la Cras estate.
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
And now to something completely different!
– I always enjoy to visit Vogüé to hear wine maker Francois Millet explain the latest vintage – in his own poetic way.
This year was no different – giving me fine inspiration for the Vintage Report I’m currently writing.
Last visit on Day one – Domaine Sylvain Pataille
Marsannay is one of the areas I have neglected and the tasting at Domaine Trapet last year made me realize that I should visit some more producers in Marsannay.
Why not start with the master of Marsannay – or at least one of them – Domaine Sylvain Pataille.
Sylvain is a very interesting and intelligent man – and it was a great treat to both taste his excellent wines and to hear his both nuanced and clear views on wine making. The wines are magnificent – underlining that Marsannay is fine appellation in it’s own right. Three lovely Aligote wines in 2016 – and a delightful lineup of white and reds.
Tasting notes and a full report for the visits will follow over the next weeks.