Burgundian rosé again .. and the 2018 is even better than the 2017 (surprisingly). The Arnaud et Sofie estate - started by Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat - has produced a delightful rosé. It's a forward and quite expressive wine - generous … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain rosé 2018
The Burgundy harvest is always tricky, and predicting the start of harvest is difficult, as there is a significant variation in timing amongst the growers. According to my sources – different ones – harvest for most is likely to start around … [Read more...] about Expected harvest dates..
What can comfort you on a rainy day? The answer is pretty simple if you know the wines of Domaine Michel Gaunoux ... "Then there was rain. The sky wore a veil of gold and gray. At night it was the bright of the moon with me. Time was just … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Michel Gaunoux … on a rainy day
I like to visit new estates and also to explore lesser-known villages. One could easily call Couchey a lesser-known village, as it is sold under the name of its better-known neighbour, Marsannay. Couchey is located just north of Fixin and … [Read more...] about 21160 Couchey: Tasting Marsannay and Dijon wines from Domaine Derey
I was very impressed by the 2017s from Domaine Henri Gouges when I tasted the line-up in February. I was therefore eager to taste the 2018 vintage when I had the opportunity in July. Domaine Henri Gouges - Antoine Gouges - July 2019 The 2018s … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Henri Gouges, tasting the 2018s
Some estates I visit often, others rarely; but first and foremost, I try to taste interesting wines for the benefit of the readers - and of my palate and pleasure! Morey-Coffinet is one of the estates I visit often, as I have a good relationship … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Morey-Coffinet, tasting the 2018 whites
Jean-Marie Fourrier also produces a range of negociant wines, from various top-end Burgundy vineyards. The wines are labeled Jean-Marie Fourrier (not Domaine Fourrier, like the estate wines - see the two different labels below). There is … [Read more...] about Visit Jean-Marie Fourrier, tasting the 2018 negociant wines
I have not had the opportunity to visit Domaine Fourrier since the 2015 vintage, so I was delighted to be back to taste the 2018s. I like the Fourrier wines, with their forward and apparent fruity pleasure. They are perhaps not the most … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean-Marie Fourrier, tasting the 2018s