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a pause…

a pause…

A lack of Burgundy content for the next days – except the June report which will be a couple of days late – probably landing on the 2nd August. But for now the intermission includes the following:  

sylvie esmonin’s 2005 gevrey-chambertin vv

sylvie esmonin’s 2005 gevrey-chambertin vv

Whilst nobody has the luxury of tasting, and comparing, everything, I felt confident when first tasting this wine (on release) that it was one of the greatest village wines of Gevrey in that already great vintage. In some of the vintages that followed, I felt that the crown of this cuvée had certainly slipped – […]

tinkering with the hierarchy of the climats?

tinkering with the hierarchy of the climats?

The best thing I’ve read for a long time – it’s definitely worth broaching the second paragraph and more! Thank-you Andrew Jefford. Also a big thumbs up from me for the book he mentions; ‘Climats et Lieu-Dits des Grands Vignobles de Bourgogne‘ – it is my most-used reference – the book resides on my writing […]

exhibition: le pinard des poilus

exhibition: le pinard des poilus

There’s a new exhibition coming up in the Clos de Vougeot, from Saturday 15 September 2018 until Sunday 31 March 2019 – Le Pinard des Poilus Commemorating the end of the 1914-1918 world war. This exhibition brings together the Château plus UNESCO, author Christophe Lucand and the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. The inauguration of […]

Vergisson

down south – a 2018 mâconnais update…

Yesterday I hit the Mâconnais to taste wines from the Artisan Vignerons of South Burgundy – wines that are as good as Mâcon can be. They will be in my July report at the end of August. Northern Mâconnais got pretty badly hit by the hail this year, some vineyards (to use the local black […]

hail nets are finally allowed – almost…

hail nets are finally allowed – almost…

David Rossignol of Rossignol-Trapet, in his Gevrey 1er Combottes vines in May this year… In case you missed it – because I did! On June 20, 2018 the use of anti-hail nets was allowed by the INAO for vines producing AOC / AOP wines – but the word only started to drip out into the […]

Vosne Jachées with small hail impacts

early evening nuits & vosne

A jog from Nuits to Vosne – and back again. I saw Guillaume Tardy – he told me that he lost 10-15% of his Nuits Bas du Combe to hail impacts on Friday evening – which is on the northern side of Nuits – but vines he has on either side of these were unaffected […]

today on beaune’s middle hill

After a week of pandering to my recurring hamstring injury, I was back out on the jogging trial around Beaune this morning. Above you can see the tractor tilling the soil in Beaune 1er Les Teurons – I asked, and the vines are owned by Remoissenet – so once those of Benoit Germain. Panning to […]

weekend wines – week 29 2018

weekend wines – week 29 2018

A small but perfectly formed selection of whites: 2014 Clotilde Davenne, Chablis Blanchots Ouch! What a wine! Direct, grapefruit fresh, intense – this wine just begs me to keep taking another sip – what a great wine. I have to scold myself and slow-down – that was 2 glasses in only ten minutes, I’m having […]

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