I find it gratifying to promote new, talented people and estates; this is one of the primary functions of the Winehog.
To explain this initiative a bit more, while I find the work of young vignerons like Charles Lachaux truly admirable, these well-known producers already have the complete attention of the wine world and, furthermore, plenty of great vineyards with which to express themselves.
Young, small, negociants and estates do not have the same exposure or access to noble terroirs, although their efforts are at least as admirable and enjoyable.
The Winehog “Flavour of the Year” award is for these young and/or new talents in Burgundy.
Domaine Les Horées – Flavour of 2022
The 2022 “Flavour of the Year” award goes to Domaine Les Horées – Catharina Sadde and her husband Guilhem – for wines from the 2019, 2020, and 2021 vintages.
Flavour of the Year past winners
Domaine Cassiopée in 2021
Marthe Henri Boillot in 2019