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Domaine Dugat-Py Interview

Domaine Dugat-Py in Gevrey-Chambertin

Grower, vines and terroir. If you ask Loïc Dugat-Py those are the three important things if you want to make a great wine.

– At Domaine Dugat-Py the strong point is the vines, he says. My great-grandfather was a pépiniériste, a nurseryman, which [...]

Domaine Pierre Thibert Interview

Domaine Pierre Thibert in Corgoloin

Pierre Thibert is a man of two worlds. Being located in Corgoloin half his domaine is in the Côte de Nuits and half is in the Côte de Beaune.

– Wine has always been my passion. But since I don’t come from a family of winegrowers I had to [...]

Domaine Jean Collet Interview

Domaine Jean Collet in Chablis

While other Chablis producers may go for an either/or approach – wood or no wood – Domaine Jean Collet uses a mixed bag of tools, all depending on what they believe is the best for each individual wine.

– Take our Chablis premier cru Vaillons for instance, says Romain Collet. After the malolactic [...]

Domaine Lefort Interview

Domaine Lefort in Rully

As a teenager becoming a winegrower was not part of his plan. After the baccalaureate David Lefort studied medicine in Dijon and then continued to Paris and Sorbonne to study philosophy. Still, since 2010 he runs his own domaine in Rully in the Côte Chalonnaise.

– My parents are not [...]

Clos Salomon Interview

Clos Salomon in Givry

Clos Salomon has been in the same family for centuries. It is both the name of the domaine and the name of the main vineyard, the 6.90 hectare premier cru in Givry. When Ludovic du Gardin talks about the history of his domaine one generation all of a sudden seems like a short period of time.

– The clos takes its name from the Salomon family, he explains. During the 14th and 15th centuries [...]

More interviews

Domaine Michel Gros
Domaine Michel Gros

How the Wild West was won - Burgundy style

This is the story about how the Wild West was won - Burgundy style. Domaine Michel Gros is located in Vosne-Romanée, one of the most prestigious villages on the Côte d’Or. The domaine has been the sole owner of the Vosne-Romanée premier cru Clos des Réas for the past century and a half. But...
by Ola Bergman

Domaine Anne Gros
Domaine Anne Gros

Sweet revenge

In the late 1980’s Domaine François Gros was going downhill. Due to illness quality suffered badly and most of the wine was sold off in bulk. It was under these circumstances that Anne Gros took on the family domaine. Today she is one of the major players in Burgundy and recently she has branched out...

by Ola Bergman

Domaine Bonneau de Martray
Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Vintage character and continuity

Domaine Bonneau du Martray has a history that goes way back, but it was only in the early 1970’s that the domaine began to bottle its own wine. Since then Bonneau du Martray has become synonymous with Corton-Charlemagne. Since 1994 Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière has been...
by Ola Bergman


Domaine de Villaine
Domaine de Villaine

Not your average winegrower

Pierre de Benoist at Domaine de Villaine is not your average Burgundian winegrower. In his world the aligoté grape rules, not the chardonnay and the pinot as elsewhere in Burgundy.

– The chardonnay is not my reference. The aligoté is.

by Ola Bergman


Domaine Bersan
Domaine Jean-Louis & Jean-Christophe Bersan

Six different grape varieties

While most producers in Burgundy use one or two grape varieties Domaine Bersan in Saint-Bris le Vineux is different. On their 20 hectares of vines Jean-Louis and Jean-Christophe Bersan, father and son, have six different grape varieties.

– It’s great for us, says Jean-Christophe...

by Ola Bergman