Harvest has been crazy with lots of 12 hour plus days in the vineyard and in the winery. Despite the early season maladies of mildew and oidium the fruit is in very good condition. The low yields, down 25 to 50% across my parcels, has contributed to some really dense flavours and thick […]
So it all comes down to this. In seven days, the 2012 harvest for Le Grappin will kick off with a new plot for me, Beaune “Les Grèves”, in just seven days. This vineyard is most famous for it’s reds, Bouchard Père et Fils’ “Le Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus” is smack bang in […]
No sooner had I got back to London from Australia it was off to Burgundy for harvest. While we have had an extremely tough growing season we have been blessed with a dry and moderate August and first week of September. There is an old timers expression here – “September makes the harvest”. […]
On my recent trip to Australia to finish my Wine Science degree I managed to fit in a few days in Singapore, one of my favourite places in the world. I have so many fond memories of the start of my career in advertising living in the Lion City and many great friends. […]
Sorry it has been a while between blog posts. Currently I am in Australia just finishing off my Bachelor of Wine Science that I have been studying towards since 2007. I have had some fascinating lectures while I have been here. One of which on the evolution of the grapevine, proposed that latest DNA […]
My vision for Le Grappin has always been to find underappreciated plots that can tell an interesting story. I am much more excited by making wine from these relatively unknown and less famous spots along the Côte d’Or than with their more celebrated brethern. While I was in Savigny-lès-Beaune on my latest trip […]
Being a newcomer to Burgundy, I have felt that there would be a certain disingenuity if my label & packaging aethsetic aped the classics of Burgundy with all it’s blacktype and flowery script. Yet at the same time, I wanted to show respect for tradition where vineyard and vintage is considered more important […]
For the 2012 vintage we will be moving into a new cuverie in Savigny-lès-Beaune which is being built as we speak. We will be sharing the space with fellow nano-négociants Chanterîves founded by two of my best friends in the world, Guillaume Bott and Tomoko Kuriyama. If you haven’t checked out their wines […]
I just returned from a freezing trip to Savigny-lès-Beaune. One of the days I was there the thermometer in my cuverie had a maximum of -6ºC! Uttering the very Burgundian expression ça caille (literal meaning – it curdles) was well and truly appropriate!
Luckily in […]
With regards to the weather, what a crazy year we had! Moderate temperatures over winter and a warm spring meant we saw one of […]
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