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Domaine Mouton Interview

Domaine Mouton in Givry

A tasting at Domaine Mouton is like a cross section of the Givry appellation. With four premier crus and three village appellation wines you get a good overview of this part of the Côte Chalonnaise.

– 20 per cent of the appellation is white, explains Laurent Mouton. About ten [...]

Domaine du Clos des Rocs Interview

Domaine du Clos des Rocs in Loché

Despite being a moderately sized domaine, Domaine du Clos des Rocs in Loché is the largest owner in the Pouilly-Loché appellation. With its 32 hectares Pouilly-Loché is the smallest village appellation the Mâconnais. Six of these belong to Olivier Giroux and his Domaine du Clos des Rocs. [...]

Maison JanotsBos Interview

Maison JanotsBos in Meursault

There are those who love Burgundy, enjoy the wine and pay the occasional visit to the region. Then there are those who love Burgundy, drink the wine and then eventually end up in the region making their own wine. Dutchman Richard Bos is one of the latter. [...]

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 [...]

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