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Domaine Ballot-Millot in Meursault

Perrières was difficult in its youth. Genevrières is old, but in good shape. Charmes is just on the border to Puligny-Montrachet. And Bouchères has the richest soil. In the cellars of Domaine Ballot-Millot the premier crus of Meursault rule. With the addition of [...]

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Domaine Giraudon in Chitry-le-Fort

– What makes Chitry interesting is the fact that we have slopes facing both south and north. When you blend the two you get both freshness and body in the wine. Some might think it’s a pity not to make separate cuvées, but it’s always the blend which becomes the best. [...]

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Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet in Fixin

When Amélie Berthaut returned to her native Fixin at the top of the Côte de Nuits she had not one but two family domaines to take on, brought together under the Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet label. She wants to move away from rustic character often associated with the wines from the village and she has high hopes [...]

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Domaine Odoul-Coquard in Morey-Saint-Denis

– Morey-Saint-Denis is about fruit and finesse. Not as much finesse as Chambolle-Musigny though. The tannins are more supple than in Gevrey-Chambertin. Basically one could say that Morey-Saint-Denis is like a blend of Chambolle and Gevrey. When it comes to the fruit it is more Chambolle in character, while the tannins are more [...]

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Domaine Sylvie Esmonin in Gevrey-Chambertin

Sylvie Esmonin runs a 7.66 ha domaine in Gevrey-Chambertin. When she arrived at the domaine 1985 the wine was still sold in bulk. She changed that. The wine was bottled at the domaine under the Domaine Michel Esmonin et Fille label. In 1998 it was changed to Domaine Sylvie Esmonin.

– The domaine is not particularly old, but the family is. The family goes back to [...]


 
 
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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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