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pommard’s clos de la commaraine

pommard’s clos de la commaraine

The château, pictured this week. Laurent Gotti’s fine site (here, in French) this week broke the news on another, much lower profile, domaine/vines purchase in Burgundy – that of the Château de la Commaraine in Pommard, and it’s 3.75 hectare monopoly of the Clos de la Commaraine – Pommard 1er Cru, no less. The sellers […]

château de la crée – all change…

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/51502 A great piece of news from Bruce Sanderson today – I can’t see Ken hooking up the plough though!

ever upwards…

ever upwards…

I’m guessing that it’s not a good idea to hold your breath whilst waiting for lower prices 😉 At grand cru level, land sold for between $2.7m and $12.9m a hectare (2.47 acres) in 2013, the ministry wrote. The average per-hectare price rose from $5.2m in 2012. It has been rising steadily since 1996, when […]

just shuffling around Chablis – day 1

just shuffling around Chablis – day 1

Oh, and for those of you who missed the news: Domaine des Lambrays has been sold to LVMH. Some links: http://t.co/1Q1tOfQRON http://t.co/amSnFYOzda It's official. — Jeremy Seysses (@JeremySeysses) April 14, 2014 Owners of Clos des Lambrays have sold up evidently no point in staying in Morey St Denis now that David Clark has left… — Jasper Morris (@justjasper) […]

seguin-manuel grows…

seguin-manuel grows…

Domaine Seguin-Manuel gets a toehold in the Côte de Nuits Domaine Seguin-Manuel takes over a 1,8-hectare vineyard in Vosne-Romanée « Aux Communes ». Hand harvested on October 3-4, the grapes coming from these old vines are showing a high quality potential. The estate now covers a total area of 8,5 hectares. Initially located in Savigny-lès-Beaune, […]

all-change in morey st.denis…

all-change in morey st.denis…

Whilst the harvest starts to peak in the village of Morey, it’s all-change for some of its number. David Clark and Kellen Lignier are working their last vintages, doubtless both with a sense of sadness, but for very different reasons. Starting with David Clark; it was clear that he hoped to move up through the […]

burgundy (the land) is too expensive, so…

…everyone is buying up land in Macon, Beaujolais and even the Jura is becoming fashionable, but methinks Jadot are a little slower than, say, Drouhin in this case. It’s anyway a nice ‘retirement’ project for Jacques!

diy vineyards – but only vin de table?

diy vineyards – but only vin de table?

I’d seen the construction work since at least July 2012 – it could have been June – but what exactly was going on with those earth-movers up the Chemin des Argillières above the Clos l’Arlot in Nuits St.Georges? This week I managed to quiz a few locals and an interesting, indeed amazing story was relayed […]

there’s a lot of it about

It’s not “Gevrey-Chambertchang”, but… Les châteaux de Meursault et de Marsannay seraient vendus pour vingt millions d’euros à Olivier Halley, sans les vignes (et la Safer?). — Bernard Burtschy (@Burtschy) August 24, 2012

château de gevrey-chambertin – sold!

I was travelling the last days so couldn’t post the news, hence, Keith beat me to it. But the news is that the small domaine which includes Gevrey-Chambertin’s most iconic building is now sold. Whilst that (surely) must auger for some eventual improvement in the quality of the wines, there is local angst that the […]

a new owner of the nsg clos des grandes vignes…

a new owner of the nsg clos des grandes vignes…

Part of the de Montille disposals to fund the purchase of the Château de Puligny; unofficially, we’ve known about the new owner for the last couple of weeks, but as the words finally trip from his own mouth, I think I’m safe enough to broadcast it 😉 Based on the numbers in the SAFER website, […]

wanna buy some vines? (again!)

€280,000 sounds a snip for a 0.76 ha slice of villages Pommard – doesn’t it? Such a shame the current owner retains full use AFTER you pay him the 280k (plus fees…!) HERE

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