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Domaine Charton-Vachet in Saint-Vallerin

Domaine Charton-Vachet is the story of an estate brought back to life. But as is often the case the path there was not straightforward. It involved music, marriage and the city of Nantes in western France before [...]

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Maison Camille Giroud in Beaune

– The style here at Maison Camille Giroud was something I really liked. The balanced elegance. So I didn’t change much when I arrived. It’s basically continuity. I think I’m using more whole clusters than David used to and I’m using less sulphur at the winemaking stage. [...]

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Domaine Gondard-Perrin in Viré

The family has been present as winegrowers in Viré since the end of the 17th century. But it wasn’t until recently that Domaine Gondard-Perrin was created. In 2008 they left the local cooperative and in 2015 Franz-Ludwig Gondard arrived at the domaine.

– As the cooperative grew in size my father had begun feeling less at home [...]

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Domaine de la Luolle in Moroges

They are the new kids in town, Olivier and Sandrine Dovergne. Perhaps the new kids in the village is a more appropriate description since Moroges in the Côte Chalonnaise only [...]

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Domaine la Fontaine aux Muses in La Celle-Saint-Cyr

Visiting La Celle-Saint-Cyr in northwestern Burgundy it is difficult to imagine this was once an area dominated by vineyards. Today the vineyards are few and far between. But things are changing. [...]


 
 
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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...

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