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Château de Marsannay in Marsannay-la-Côte

TUp until 2012 all grapes from the best plots in Marsannay would go into the same cuvée. Since then things have changed at Château de Marsannay. Ownership and management changed and today there are more than a dozen separate Marsannay cuvées here.

– For us it is interesting, because [...]

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Domaine Forey in Vosne-Romanée

The core of Domaine Forey in Vosne-Romanée was created by one man and two horses. Back in his day, Régis Forey’s grandfather used to trade vineyard work for vineyards. As a result, the 1.8 hectares of Vosne-Romanée vineyards are spread out over 20 different parcels. One of them is a 0.30 ha parcel of Vosne-Romanée, Les Gaudichots, making this one of the few places where [...]

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Domaine Sorin Coquard in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux

– There has always been vineyards in the family. At least for twelve generations.

Pierre Sorin at Domaine Sorin Coquard in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux undoubtedly has quite a bit of history to fall back on. This being Burgundy there is obviously [...]

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Domaine Chapuis in Aloxe-Corton

Corton-Languettes is a rare wine. One of the few who still produce this grand cru is Domaine Chapuis in Aloxe-Corton. Over the years most owners here have replanted, with a change of appellation as a result. This part of the Corton hill produces [...]

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Domaine Marc Jambon in Pierreclos

The Jambon family have been winegrowers since the 18th century. But it wasn't until 1996, when Pierre-Antoine Jambon joined the family domaine in Pierreclos in the Mâconnais, that they actually started making wine. [...]


 
 
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Domaine Michel Gros
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Domaine Anne Gros
Domaine Anne Gros

Sweet revenge

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Domaine Bonneau du Martray

Vintage character and continuity

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Domaine de Villaine
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Not your average winegrower

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– The chardonnay is not my reference. The aligoté is.

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Domaine Bersan
Domaine Jean-Louis & Jean-Christophe Bersan

Six different grape varieties

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– It’s great for us, says Jean-Christophe...

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