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 […]
With regards to the weather, what a crazy year we had! Moderate temperatures over winter and a warm spring meant we saw one of […]
Lovely little sight in the vineyard this morning. This is the first year that my vines are being farmed organically and it has been wonderful to see a whole ecosystem develop — diversity of weeds, spiders, worms, ladybirds and now birds nesting. Not sure which species made the nest (sparrow perhaps?) but it […]
At this time of year the direction of where the weather is coming from is all important. With grapes ripening, we love it when it comes from the North, which bring cool and dry winds with mid 20ºC temperatures. If it comes from the South however, it is accompanied by hotter days (late […]
To the left is a photo of a very old vine from my plot of Pinot Noir in the vineyard of Aux Fourneaux. Berry size has been very even this year but with some older vines you get some berries which are much smaller than others — the french call this […]
Finally we are getting some nice solid rain — just at the right time. Up until now it has been the driest spring since 1976 and with the vines three to four weeks ahead of schedule, it was beginning to worry me that the vines […]
I have just got back from a very interesting residential school as part of my Bachelor of Wine Science degree. Our lecturer, Dr. Robyn Wood, had just joined the school after many years in industry and was determined to turn conventional wisdom […]
As an appellation, Savigny-lès-Beaune is unique in Burgundy. Straddling either side of a shallow valley, with the River Rhoin meandering through the middle, you have two contrasting aspects—predominately south/south-west facing on the eastern bank and east/south-east facing on the western side. Add to this the west facing vineyards high up the slope above the […]
One of the most important things I have learned on my journey to becoming a winemaker was expressed to me by my patron, Patrick Bize, on the first day of my stage at Domaine Bize in 2009 — “when you see the vines, you see the wine”. Of all the places I have made wine […]
fellow new worlders in burgundypar mark haisma
former winemaker at yarra yering and fellow australian making cracking côte de nuits
ray walker, finance industry drop out, with delicate premier cru and grand cru côte de nuits
american and fellow savigny-lès-beaune producer
domaine david clark
former formula engineer turned vine-hound
mischief & mayhem
fiona + michael ragg craft wines from up and down the golden spike in aloxe-corton. their 2009 whites are pretty special.
chris newman + jane eyre making villages, premier cru and grand cru from up and down the côte d'or.
former hollywood producer mark tarlov's aim to rival burgundy in oregon and california comes home to the motherland.
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