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Domaine Roland Lavantureux in Lignorelles

For years, for generations, Domaine Roland Lavantureux has been an all white domaine, producing Chablis only. This is now about to change. The Lavantureux brothers are taking [...]

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Domaine Ragot in Givry

Givry may be right in the middle of the Côte Chalonnaise, but from a wine-making point of view it can occasionally become a bit isolated. The neighbouring appellations are a bit [...]

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Domaine Christine, Elodie & Patrick Chalmeau in Chitry-le-Fort

Despite being located in Chitry-le-Fort it was Chablis that brought Elodie Chalmeau back to the family domaine. Her parents had received an offer to buy a parcel of Chablis premier cru Montmains.[...]

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Domaine de la Denante in Davayé

Since Damien Martin arrived at the family domaine in 2010 Domaine de la Denante has doubled both in terms of surface area and number of cuvées. Yields have been reduced and focus is now on lieux-dits rather than large cuvées. [...]

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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 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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