The Côte de Nuits Villages appellation offers lovely wines - but it is rather confusingly a mix of villages where some are fully, and some only partly, a "part" of the appellation. While this has worked for decades, a more logical organisation … [Read more...] about Côte de Nuits Villages: How and why?
Domaine Hubert Lignier was one of first estates I visited when I began my quest to understand Burgundy. This was back in the late 1990s when Romain Lignier was making truly magnificent wines at Domaine Hubert Lignier. Sadly Romain passed away in … [Read more...] about Terroir View: Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche – a new cuvée
Pommard is an appellation of clos (walled vineyards) and quite a few monopoles. While the definitions of clos and monopole are pretty clear and straightforward, the vineyards in Pommard sometimes take on somewhat strange permutations to attain these … [Read more...] about Comte Armand Clos des Epeneaux – the Monopole
One of the few lieu-dit vineyards in the central Dijon area is Montre-Cul, or Montrecul, located just at the city limit of Dijon. On the cadastre maps the vineyard is called En Montre-Cul, and it is both an adorable and somewhat "notorious" … [Read more...] about Montre-Cul at the northern end of Burgundy
Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères caught my attention back in the mid-1990s when Coche-Dury acquired a piece of this now-illustrious village vineyard. Les Enseignères is, for non-collectors, a relatively unknown vineyard, located just below … [Read more...] about Puligny Les Enseignères: Just below the grands crus
While the vineyards of Burgundy are very old, changes and adjustments are done from time to time, and in some cases new wines and opportunities are created. One such wine is the Domaine Lamarche La Grande Rue "Cuvée 1959" a new luxury cuvée to top … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Lamarche, La Grande Rue “Cuvée 1959”
The legendary 1er cru Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux was introduced by Henri Jayer in 1978 - before this the wine from this now famous vineyard was included in the Vosne-Romanée village of Domaine Henri Jayer. In connection with the Baghera/Wine … [Read more...] about The Henri Jayer Insight – Cros Parantoux the area and production
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?