Beyond elusive ... not even in my dreams. The red grand crus of Domaine Leroy and Domaine d'Auvenay are both very rare and very costly - but the whites are even further away from the snout of the Winehog. Both the Chevalier-Montrachet and the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine d’Auvenay, Chevalier-Montrachet
Vineyard and plots in Puligny-Montrachet
Some of the famours and best terroirs producing our beloved white Burgundies have actually produced red wines if one goes some decades or a century back. Gradually the production of red wines in the Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet … [Read more...] about Red Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles ? or a red Les Caillerets?
If one look at the old sources the area and borders of the Montrachet vineyard were not very clear and well defined, and it was not until 1921 Montrachet found it's current size and borders. The current size of Montrachet is 7.998 ha divided … [Read more...] about Montrachet – the historic evidence and the expansion in 1921
One of the iconic wines from the extraordinary vineyard Chevalier-Montrachet vineyard is La Cabotte made by Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils. Bouchard makes two wines on Chevalier-Montrachet a "regular" cuvee and then the special cuvee called La … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Bouchard Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte
dateOne rarely see plots, sections or vineyards promoted to Grand Cru in Burgundy - the classification is very stable although some changes have been seen over the years. La Grande Rue was promoted to Grand Cru in 1992 and Clos des Lambrays was … [Read more...] about Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles and the 1861 classification
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