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Domaine Bouzereau-Gruère in Meursault

At Domaine Hubert Bouzereau-Gruère in Meursault there are both grand and premier crus. But if you ask the Bouzereau sisters – Marie-Laure and Marie-Anne – who run the estate it is a village appellation wine which is the jewel of 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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Domaine Charles Audoin in Marsannay

Marsannay, at the top of the Côte de Nuits, was a bit late to the party. 50 years late to be precise. While the other villages picked up their village appellations in the 1930s Marsannay waited until 1987. Since then the growers have been working to show [...]

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Domaine Sophie Cinier in Fuissé

Back in 2000 Sophie Cinier took on the small family domaine in Fuissé. Her intention was just to work the vineyards and sell the grapes. But already in 2005 she began making her own wine.

– Initially it was a sentimental decision [...]

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Domaine Oudin in Chichée

Domaine Oudin in Chichée, just outside Chablis, is the result of Jean-Claude and Christiane Oudin becoming tired of the hectic Paris life in the mid-1980s. With two hectares of vines coming from Christiane’s father they decided to start a new life as winegrowers.

– Our mother grew up in Chichée [...]


 
 
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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...
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Domaine Anne Gros
Domaine Anne Gros

Sweet revenge

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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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