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Domaine Pinson in Chablis

The Pinson family has been in Chablis for close to 400 years. Wine has always been part of their life, but it was not until just before World War II that Laurent Pinson’s grandfather decided to focus on the vineyards and let go of the other crops. Since then they have skipped a generation and gone from three to 14 hectares. Domaine Pinson is part of the small minority in Chablis who [...]

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Domaine Collotte in Marsannay-la-Côte

There was a time when Domaine Collotte in Marsannay-la-Côte only had three hectares of vineyards. In recent years it has grown considerably. In 2015 there was 13 hectares under vines. In 2016 there was 15 hectares and in 2017 17 hectares.

– 17 hectares is about as much as we can handle [...]

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Domaine de la Folie in Chagny

The northernmost tip of the Rully appellation is to a large extent the territory of one single domaine. This is where you will find Domaine de la Folie with its three monopoles – Clos la Folie, Clos du Chaigne and Clos St Jacques, all within walking distance from the winery.[...]

– En Naget is at the top of the slope above Ladoix-Serrigny. It is the continuation [...] Interview

Domaine Maratray-Dubreuil in Ladoix-Serrigny

En Naget is a two-coloured monopole in Ladoix-Serrigny. Owned by Domaine Maratray-Dubreuil it is village appellation in red and premier cru in white.

– En Naget is at the top of the slope above Ladoix-Serrigny. It is the continuation [...]

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Domaine Trapet Rochelandet in Gevrey-Chambertin

Laurent Rochelandet in Gevrey-Chambertin groups his wines into two categories. If you like the village appellation Gevrey-Chambertin from Les Carougeots you will most likely go for the Petite Chapelle on premier cru level. On the other hand, if [...]


 
 
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– The chardonnay is not my reference. The aligoté is.

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Six different grape varieties

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– It’s great for us, says Jean-Christophe...

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