On my October 2017 yrip I had the opportunity to vist Domaine Faiveley to taste the 2016 vintage. As last time Erwan Faiveley conducted the tasting himself, choosing a fine but limited selection of the best wines in the huge portfolio of Faiveley … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Faiveley – tasting of the 2016 vintage
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.
Domaine Grivot seem to go from strength to strength making lovely and enjoyable wines. The 2015s showed very well indeed, with their generous and charming style. The 2016 vintage is quite another ballgame, as the April frost played a big role in how … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Grivot: Tasting of the 2016s from cask
I have started to explore some of the lesser known appellations north of Gevrey and furthermore South of Chassagne-Montrachet, as they do offer some lovely and often more affordable wines. In Maranges I have visited Domaine Chevrot, in Marsannay … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine David Moreau – tasting of the 2016s …
Domaine Georges Noëllat is one of my favourite estates these days - and it seems like Maxime Cheurlin is improving year after year. Wines are getting more detailed and the integration of the oak has improved over the years and is now … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Georges Noëllat – tasting of the 2016s from Cask
One of the discoveries of 2017 is Bernard Zito who is making a few, but in my view, magnificent wines at the Château de Bligny Les Beaune. Bernard Zito is not a rookie in the wine business, he has worked with vineyards and viticulture - more … [Read more...] about Visit Bernard Zito – tasting of the 2015s and 2016s
October 24th 2017 - delighted to be back at Domaine Arnaud Tessier in Meursault - expectations high and feeling motivated to taste some fine Meursault. Arnaud Tessier - who seems to love hard work - is expanding the estate, after buying the … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Arnaud Tessier, tasting the 2016 vintage from tank
One of the highlights of my October trip was the visit at Domaine de la Cras. Domaine de la Cras is owned by the city of Dijon, and Marc Soyard is the manager and winemaker at the estate located just outside Dijon - on the Côte and north of and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine de la Cras & Marc Soyard – tasting the 2016s
To be honest it's difficult to write an intro to this article - as I'm running out of adjectives regarding the magnificent wines from Domaine Sylvain Cathiard. In my view this is an estate that is truly at the top of its game - yet quality seem … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Cathiard tasting of the 2016s from cask