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This email just landed in my inbox. It seems we are getting ever-closer to the £100 villages wine – from a vintage of modest repute too – so is that over £350 in a restaurant? When, then, am I supposed to drink all of my Clos St.Jacques and Griotte from this domaine?* I remember when the Clos St.Jacques was £300 for 12 and from this same merchant too!

*You know that’s a rhetorical question – I’ll surely be opening them for my next Boeuf Bourguignon!

Fourrier 2013 villages Gevrey

all change, domaine chanzy…

It’s already 5 years since I profiled the last version of Domaine Chanzy in Bouzeron and time has flown by for this, seemingly, restless domaine of over 30 hectares!

As you may remember, in 2012-2013 Jean Baptiste Jessiaume and his father became responsible for this domaine – just across the road from Domaine de Villaine in Bouzeron. What I hadn’t appreciated at the time was that they had been ‘hired by the owners’ to take responsibility for the winemaking, they were not the actual owners. Jean Baptiste said at the time was that they had bought the domaine as part of a consortium – seemingly then, they must have been minor partners. Subsequently, father and son Jessiaume left Chanzy after the 2019 harvest ‘to concentrate on setting up their own trading company‘ according to the current Chanzy team.

Since January, Max Blondelle is the new cellar-master and winemaker at Domain Chanzy, joining after working for nearly 15 years with Jean Pierre Confuron at Domaine Chanson. It will be too early to taste any major change of approach, but I anyway plan to visit Max in November when looking at 2019s. This has been a great source of well-made wine from the Côte Chalonnais, though also rather expensive for their appellations. The labels have had a workover – amongst other things, not surprisingly, removing the name of JB Jessiaume, above…

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Côte de Bouguerots

The January 2020 issue of Burgundy-Report
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2018 Chablis – What a surprise…

The Producers
64 domaines and their 2018s – over 650 wines. That's practically 2,600 wines in the 2018 vintage reports to-date. Plus from each producer a few words on their 2018 and 2019 campaigns. As always, those extra-special wines are highlighted for you:
56x 2018 Petit Chablis
Agnes et Didier Dauvissat – 2018
Alain Geoffroy – 2018
Alice & Olivier De Moor – 2018
Beaufumé – 2018
Besson – 2018
Billaud-Simon – 2018
Céline et Frédéric Gueguen – 2018
Charly Nicolle – 2018
Chaude Ecuelle – 2018
Château de Béru – 2018
Chevallier – 2018
Christophe et Fils – 2018
Claire, Laurence et Denis Race – 2018
Clotilde Davenne – 2018
Colombier – 2018
Corine et Jean-Pierre Grossot – 2018
Daniel Seguinot – 2018
Daniel, Sébastien & Vincent Dampt – 2018
d’Henri – 2018
Domaine du Chardonnay – 2018
Drouhin Vaudon – 2018
Eléonore Moreau – 2018
Eleni & Edouard Vocoret – 2018
François Raveneau – 2018
Garnier & Fils – 2018
Gilbert Picq – 2018
Guillaume Vrignaud – 2018
Jean Collet & Fils – 2018
Jean Dauvissat – 2018
Jean-Claude Courtault + Michelet – 2018
Jean-Claude et Romain Bessin – 2018
Jean-Hughes & Guilhem Goisot – 2018
Jean-Marc Brocard – 2018
Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin – 2018
La Chablisienne – 2018
La Motte – 2018
Laroche – 2018
Laurent Tribut – 2018
l’Enclos – 2018
Long-Depaquit – 2018
Louis Michel – 2018
Louis Moreau – 2018
Malandes – 2018
Marronniers & Maupertuis – 2018
Millet – 2018
Moreau-Naudet – 2018
Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre – 2018
Oudin – 2018
Patrick Puize – 2018
Pattes Loups – 2017
Pinson – 2018
Profile: Cyril Gautheron
Roland Lavantureux – 2018
Roy – 2018
Samuel Billaud – 2018
Séguinot-Bordet – 2018
Servin – 2018
Testut – 2018
Thomas Ventoura – 2018
Vignoble Dampt Frères – 2018
Vincent Dauvissat – 2018
Vocoret – 2018
William Fevre – 2018
Yvon & Laurent Vocoret – 2018

12-2019

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The December 2019 issue of Burgundy-Report

Enjoy…

The 2018 Vintage Grands Maisons Report
Over 400 wines for you to add to the last two months reports – so that's already more than 1,930 wines from 135 producers in the October to December reports, with Chablis 2018 in January 2020 and Beaujolais 2018 in February 2020 still to come. Nobody else brings you such breadth of Burgundy perspective!

A Vintage Viewpoint…(2019, 2018, 2017)

2018 Burgundy – The Grands Maisons
Albert Bichot – 2018
Benjamin Leroux – 2018
Boisset Jean-Claude – 2018
Bouchard Père et Fils – 2018
Champy – 2018
Chanson Père et Fils – 2018
Faiveley – 2018
Jaffelin – 2018
Joseph Drouhin – 2018
Louis Jadot – 2018
Louis Latour – 2018
Louis Max – 2018
Marchand-Tawse & Domaine Tawse – 2018
Remoissenet – 2018
Seguin-Manuel – 2018

Extra:
Interview: Ludivine Griveau
Vineyard Profile: Beaune 1er Clos des Ursules Monopole

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