Vincent Ledy is one of a kind: a guy with a great, unpolished talent, and a vigneron that no doubt will divide opinions amongst many wine geeks. His old-vine intensity (most plots are older than 40 years), low-sulphur vinification and bottling, and unmanipulated fruit - no new oak - produce both …
Producer Visits - 2016 vintage
The tasting of the 2016 vintage began already in January 2017, with a few samples.
First larger tastings began in late March 2017 and continued with tasting in June 2017, and will continue in October and November 2017.
Finally I expect to taste more January and March 2018 - ending around the Grands Jours de Bourgogne.
Exploring Ladoix and surroundings – visiting Domaine Michel Mallard
Villages like Marsannay, Fixin and Brochon are sadly overlooked, but perhaps even more below the radar are Corgoloin and Comblanchien. Yet the most prominent of these little-regarded appellations is Ladoix-Serrigny, the entrance to the Côte de Beaune just north of Beaune and below the beautiful …
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Visit Domaine Roulot – tasting of the 2016s from cask
It's this time of the year - when I usually taste the lineup of Domaine Roulot - and why change a splendid tradition. The tasting of the 2016s were however somewhat different to the earlier years, as the frost had caused some adjustments to the lineup. First things first - no Meursault …
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Visit Philippe Pacalet, tasting of the 2016s from cask
I have followed the wines of Philippe Pacalet since his first vintages, more than 15 years ago. I have furthermore followed the wines he made at Domaine Prieure-Roch before he began on his own. Let me be prefectly clear - Philippe Pacalet is a tremendously gifted winemaker, with a quite unique …
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Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the white 2016s from cask
Second round of 2016s from Maison Joseph Drouhin .. to the whites .. The tasting was conducted by Veronique Drouhin .. at the head office in Beaune - check also the article about the excellent red 2016s. The whites are as the reds influenced by the difficult conditions in 2016 - mainly …
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