Chambertin or Clos de Bèze? .. a relevant question .. however the reply is fairly simple - both please! Rousseau is one of the only producers who have large holdings of both vineyards - and these holdings are amongst the very best within the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Rousseau, Chambertin Clos de Bèze
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
Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses is the delight of Burgundy ... filigree, sensual, cool and refined. The female pendant to Musigny with the same type of regal minerality - yet more delicate and lightfooted - without the sheer power and depth of the … [Read more...] about Vineyard Insight: Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses
I go to Burgundy more than five times a year to taste, to visit vignerons, to walk the vineyards ... yet still I find new or to me unknown producers and vineyards - this is the beauty and the complexity of Burgundy - the region I love so much. … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny Les Véroilles
One of my favorite parts of Burgundy is Premeaux - and since I seem to be the only one to think that Premeaux should have its own appellation - l think its fair to assume that it will continue to be a part of Nuits-Saint-Georges for now. I have … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Comte Liger-Belair NSG Clos des Grandes Vignes
The Gevrey-Chambertin appellation is large with quite a lot of rather large Grand Crus generously allocated when the current classification was established. Not all plots of the Gevrey Grand Crus are of high standard, and yet still they are famous in … [Read more...] about Vineyard Insight: Latricières-Chambertin
The best of Beaunes ... ?; While there are many 1er crus in the Beaune appellation there is no Grand Crus - and the appellation is perhaps more known for it's special cuvées than for the vineyards that produce these. Cuvées or like Beaune Clos des … [Read more...] about Vineyard Insight: Beaune Les Fèves