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Domaine Verret in Saint-Bris le Vineux

In his late teens Bruno Verret didn’t understand wine. In fact, he didn’t like wine very much. After completing his baccalauréat général, he left for Bordeaux to continue his studies there. And that’s where he discovered [...]

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Domaine Duroché in Gevrey-Chambertin

The focus is clear. At Domaine Duroché there is Gevrey-Chambertin, Gevrey-Chambertin and Gevrey-Chambertin. Nothing else. Whether it is grand cru or regional appellation you’ll find all the vineyards around Gevrey-Chambertin. Since his arrival at [...]

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Domaine Pattes Loup in Courgis

Thomas Pico at Domaine Pattes Loup is a firm believer in organic farming. Located in Courgis, just outside Chablis, he has been working organically in the vineyards since 2005, much thanks to his grandfather.

– Just before my grandfather died in 2004 he said to me [...]

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Domaine Philippe Gavignet in Nuits-Saint-Georges

Philippe Gavignet has three premier crus in Nuits-Saint-Georges. But it is a Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, together with one of the premier crus, Les Chaboeufs, he considers to be the flagships of the domaine.

– Our Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits comes from Clos des Dames Huguettes, he says. It is just [...]

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Domaine Guillemot-Michel in Quintaine

When Pierrette and Marc Guillemot first started out at Domaine Guillemot-Michel their goal was to bottle their own wine. As a side effect the domaine was converted entirely to biodynamic farming practices. [...]


 
 
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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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