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Domaine Jean-Luc Maldant & Domaine Maldant-Pauvelot Interview

Domaine Jean-Luc Maldant in Chorey-lès-Beaune

Jean-Luc Maldant in Chorey-lès-Beaune runs two domaines, does not believe in harvesting by hand and produces whisky aged in Corton barrels.

– I prefer harvesting by machine, he says, because it allows me [...]

Domaine Louis Michel Interview

Domaine Louis Michel in Chablis

The importance of the work in the vineyards cannot be overstated. Guillaume Michel at Domaine Louis Michel in Chablis is a firm believer in the philosophy that if you do a good [...]

Domaine Amiot-Servelle Interview

Domaine Amiot-Servelle in Chambolle-Musigny

The history of Domaine Amiot-Servelle in Chambolle-Musigny dates back to 1920. Today this is the only domaine in the village which is certified organic. But this is not a new philosophy here. Already the previous generation recognized the importance [...]

Bret Brothers Interview

Bret Brothers & Domaine La Soufrandière in Vinzelles

– Just 15 years ago, the only estates in Burgundy using organic or biodynamic principles were the most famous ones. I am very happy to be in Burgundy, because these estates showed the way. They did not use it to sell the wine, because it [...]

Domaine Denis Boussey Interview

Domaine Denis Boussey in Monthelie

– White Monthelie is relatively rare. But it is becoming more and more popular. People like it because it is slightly drier in character. At times Meursault can be too fat and too powerful, even too heavy. In Monthelie the wines are generally more mineral [...]

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