One of the "new" interesting estates in Burgundy is Domaine Rougeot in Meursault - where the two brothers Pierre Henri Rougeot and Alexandre Rougeot together with their father Marc Rougeot are making some lovely wines - both red and whites. 2016 … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Rougeot, tasting of the 2015 & 2016 whites
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.
I had the pleasure of tasting some of the 2016s from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat already in March 2017, but the October tasting was my first full tasting at this prominent estate. Charles Van Canneyt have raised the quality over the years, and in 2015 … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, tasting of the 2016s from cask
Visit Maison Chatereves in Savigny Les Beaune - tasting and re-tasting of the 2016 vintage.. I tasted the 2016s from Chantereves already in March and it was quite early for the reds, and moreover way to early to taste the whites. So I'm BACK ... … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Chantereves – tasting of the 2016s
Visiting producers in Burgundy is a privilege ... meeting all kinds of exciting people and characters. One of the finest moments on my October 2017 trip was a visit at the prominent Marsannay producer Sylvain Pataille. There is a saying - the … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Sylvain Pataille – tasting of the 2016s from cask
On my October trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to retaste the 2016s from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - to confirm the impressions I had when tasting the wines before malo in March 2017. Vogüé are benchmark wines for me, as I have tasted … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé – tasting of the 2016s from cask
The 2016 vintage is a paradox ... some were almost untouched by the April frost whereas others lost a large part of the harvest - with vineyards and plots just meters away. Mugneret-Gibourg was one of the estates that really suffered during the … [Read more...] about Visit at Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg, tasting of the 2016s from cask
One of the slightly overlooked gems of Burgundy is Domaine Robert Groffier in Morey-Saint-Denis. Nicolas Groffier took over the vinification around 10 years back - and has improved quality significantly over the years - although I must say that … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Robert Groffier, tasting the 2016s from tank
The 2016 vintage appear to be a great year for Clos de Vogeout, as the frost and the low yields have given some intense wines from this mighty grand cru. The fresh and vibrant acidity of the vintage have furthermore given the Clos de Vougeots a … [Read more...] about Visit Chateau de la Tour – tasting the 2016s from cask