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Domaine Jérôme Castgnier in Morey-Saint-Denis

Jérôme Castagnier in Morey-Saint-Denis is convinced. His village is the best of both worlds. The best of Chambolle-Musigny and the best of Gevrey-Chambertin.

– No matter which book on Burgundy you pick up, it always says that Morey has the finesse and elegance of Chambolle, and the structure and character of Gevrey. What they are saying is [...]

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Domaine Pierre Herouart in Coulanges-la-Vineuse

Pierre Herouart is slowly bringing together two branches of the family. Since 2013 he has been taking on vineyards from his grandfather and his uncle, creating Domaine Pierre Herouart in Coulanges-la-Vineuse. Today the domaine [...]

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Domaine Bruno Clair in Marsannay

– Marsannay is my village, but frankly, it is also the village which has improved the most in terms of quality over the past 30 years.

Bruno Clair has been running the domaine that carries his name since 1979. He is pleased with how [...]

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Domaine Daniel Largeot in Chorey-lès-Beaune

– For us Chorey-lès-Beaune is the little brother of Aloxe-Corton. A bit sturdy, with fruit and substance. Savigny-lès-Beaune is all about finesse, elegance and silk. Aloxe-Corton is [...]

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Domaine Rougeot in Meursault

In 2016 Domaine Rougeot in Meursault decided to make a clean break. After two decades of selling their wine to French supermarkets they chose to stop, a move which cost them 85 per cent of their market in a single stroke. [...]


 
 
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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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