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Domaine de la Vougeraie Interview

Domaine dela Vougeraie in Prémeaux-Prissey

– Wine, beef and wood. Those are my three passions, says Pierre Vincent with a smile.

In his life he has managed well to combine the three. He runs the 42 hectare, fully biodynamic, Domaine de la Vougeraie in Premeaux-Prissey. He comes from a stockbreeding family specializing in Charolais beef and he is involved [...]

Domaine Cornu-Camus Interview

Domaine Cornu-Camus in Échevronne

Domaine Cornu-Camus up in Échevronne is firmly rooted in both the Hautes-Côtes and the Côte. With six hectares in each they have seen the changes over the past decades. In the Hautes-Côtes quality has gone up and the harvest dates have moved forward.

– Global warming has definitely had an effect on [...]

Pierre Bourée Fils Interview

Pierre Bourée in Gevrey-Chambertin

Clos de la Justice in Gevrey-Chambertin is a monopole owned by Pierre Bourée Fils, the domaine/négociant based in the same village. It is village appellation Gevrey-Chambertin, but there was a time when this wine was sold as Clos de la Justice, with no mention of the village name.

– That was how it was sold up until 1936 or 1937, when the INAO [...]

Domaine Joël Remy Interview

Domaine Joël Remy in Sainte-Marie-La-Blanche

Joël Remy is the only full-time winegrower in his village. It’s only a ten-minute drive from Beaune, but it’s in the plain southeast of the Côte, a part of Burgundy which in the past only produced vin de table, table wine.

– This is where we have our roots, says Joël Remy. That’s why [...]

Domaine JC Courtault Interview

Domaine JC Courtault and Domaine Michelet in Lignorelles

Welcome to the sunny side of Chablis. Or at least to the slightly warmer part of the Chablis area. Lignorelles, one of the many villages of the Chablis area, always harvest early.

– The vineyards around Lignorelles warm up quite quickly, explains Stéphanie Michelet at [...]


 
 
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Domaine Michel Gros
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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...
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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...

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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...
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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.

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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...

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