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Domaine Bernard-Bonin Interview

Domaine Bernard-Bonin in Meursault

– In Meursault you need to harvest the chardonnay a bit early. Because with the terroir of Meursault you will have the fat added to the wine. And if you don’t have enough acidity to begin with it will be a disaster in the end.

Nicolas Bernard at Domaine Bernard-Bonin in Meursault [...]

Domaine Bart Interview

Domaine Bart in Marsannay

A decade ago the winegrowers of Marsannay started the process of having part of the appellation upgraded to premier cru. It is a long process and it still remains a lot of work before we can see any results. Meanwhile, the growers of the appellation are putting the different climats to the test. In the case of Domaine Bart they now have as many as nine different Marsannay bottlings [...]

Château de Chamirey Interview

Château de Chamirey in Mercurey

When Amaury Devillard at Château de Chamirey in Mercurey was ten years old his grandfather told him their Clos du Roi vineyard would never produce good wine.

– At the time I didn’t understand what he meant, says Amaury Devillard. But 40-50 years ago [...]

Domaine Laurent Boussey Interview

Domaine Laurent Boussey in Monthelie

The Boussey family in Monthelie is a place where you can see the same ideas interpreted by two generations. Denis and Laurent, father and son. Two separate domaines, but often the same appellations.

– Basically we work along the same [...]

Domaine Marc Morey Interview

Domaine Marc Morey in Chassagne-Montrachet

En Virondot is about as high up you can get in Chassagne-Montrachet. This premier cru is tough to work. There is very little soil here; the rock is very close to the surface. Parts of it remained unplanted for long periods of time. Today there are only two owners, but [...]


 
 
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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

 

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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...

by Ola Bergman

 



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