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  • Domaine Roger Belland Satenay 1er Cru "Beauregard" 2009

    Domaine Roger Belland Satenay 1er Cru "Beauregard" 2009

    From the first solo vintage of Julie Belland, the sixth generation vintner/daughter of Roger Belland, comes Domaine Roger Belland Satenay 1er Cru "Beauregard" 2009.  In the family since 1839, the Domaine holds 23ha, 3.04ha of which are located in the 1er Cru Beauregard.  Divided amongst four par...

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  • Looking Back on Burgundy

    Looking Back on Burgundy

    Jean-Michel Gaunoux gripped by the jaws of his cellar pooch Last year, we  journeyed to Burgundy to visit with our producers, a trip that resulted in the most recent addition to our French Portfolio, Domaine de la Douaix.  And so, as we were reflecting, we thought we'd revisit the posts that ...

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  • Welcoming Domaine de la Douaix

    Welcoming Domaine de la Douaix

    Gilles & Mark Moustie of Domaine de la Douaix at the Salon des Jeunes Talents When we first met Mark and Gilles Moustie, the charmingly affable Belgium father/son team of Domaine de la Douaix, at the Salon des Jeunes Talents at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne, they were one of fifty young w...

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  • Château des Rontets Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Varambon 2009

    Château des Rontets Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Varambon 2009

    Last night we opened a bottle of Château des Rontets Pouilly-Fuissé Clos Varambon 2009, and it was singing a most harmonious and elegant tune.  Crafted by our good friends at Château des Rontets, the Clos Varambon is organically certified by Ecocert, fermented with natural yeasts in 6 to 8 year ...

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  • Romain Bouchard's Organic Conversion

    Romain Bouchard's Organic Conversion

    “Nature is stronger than man,” said Romain Bouchard as he laughed of his struggle; it’s been five years since his vineyards’ conversion.  Starting in 2006 with his Domaine de la Grande Chaume, a 3.38ha property whose activity had ceased, Romain planted another property in 2007, while simultaneou...

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  • "Vinification 2012" at Domaine Roger Belland

    "Vinification 2012" at Domaine Roger Belland

    __________ We just received this video from our dear friend Julie Belland, made by her father, Roger Belland, in Burgundy's Santenay.  Titled, "Vinification 2012", the video is viewable HERE.  Thanks Julie!...

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  • Domaine Tortochot, The 2012 Harvest Report

    Domaine Tortochot, The 2012 Harvest Report

    Chantal's son Nicolas We just received this Harvest Report from Chantal Tortochot of Domaine Tortochot in Gevrey-Chambertin, along with a selection of images from the harvest. Thanks Chantal! _________ Report of Vintage 2012 The weather during the winter began with a mild and dry Oct...

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  • Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils

    Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils

    In the vineyard with Didier Delagrange–Clos de Chênes, Volnay A gregarious man of zest and joie de vivre, Didier Delagrange is the 6th generation vintner at the family-owned Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils, who began working with his parents in 1990, until he took to the reins in 2003.  With...

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  • In The Vineyard with Julie Belland

    In The Vineyard with Julie Belland

    Julie Belland at the gates of Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Premier Cru Clos Pitois Bordering Santenay in Chassagne-Montrachet, sits Clos Pitois, the 3ha monopole of Domaine Roger Belland.  Created in 1421, this climat is planted to half Pinot Noir and half Chardonnay, and was purchased by Jul...

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  • Early Spring in Burgundy

    Early Spring in Burgundy

    A picnic downslope from Volnay On our trip to Burgundy, I took over 500 photos, many of which will not make it into our blog posts about our vignerons.  And so...I thought we might celebrate the visual delights of spring in the City with some eye candy from Burgundy... Driving with Did...

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