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Domaine René Bouvier in Marsannay

– Everything has changed since I took over the domaine in 1992. No more herbicides. Yields are lower. We are certified organic. When I started out I was too young. My wines were too extracted, too concentrated. But then again, that was what it was like in the 1990s. Everybody was extracting. Over a period [...]

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Domaine Dominique Gruhier in Épineuil

Épineuil and Tonnerre. This used to be one of the major subregions of Burgundy. At the end of the 19th century the Tonnerrois vines covered more than 5000 hectares. Today only a fraction of that is planted.

– The soil is fairly homogeneous across the appellation. But we need to re-discover the best parts. That is why it is important [...]

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Domaine Jacques Saumaize in Vergisson

The village of Vergisson is the northern end of the mighty Pouilly-Fuissé appellation in the Mâconnais. Domaine Jacques Saumaize is one of the close to 30 domaines in the village. They believe in vinifying all parcels separately and they are one of the few in the village to harvest everything by hand.

– For our old vines Pouilly-Fuissé cuvée we [...]

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Domaine Jean Fournier in Marsannay

Laurent Fournier in Marsannay knows his village. He produces 21 different wines. With a few exceptions, they all come from Marsannay.

– Already when my father took on the domaine [...]

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Domaine Berlancourt in Meursault

Pierre Berlancourt and his family used to live in the Haute-Savoie. But Burgundy and the chardonnay were calling. Since 2008 they run Domaine Berlancourt in Meursault, one of Burgundy’s smallest estates. It is only about one hectare. All vines are in Puligny-Montrachet, but in the regional appellation [...]


 
 
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