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 yet, please do. Jancis Robinson selected their 2010 Bourgogne Rouge her “Wine of the Week” recently. Not bad for a first vintage, huh?

We are currently set to move into the new winery in late July. The main space, where the crane is in this photo, will be the “crush pad” for grape processing, tanks, wooden fermenters etc. The barrel room will be temperature controlled and will be where the metal supports in the bottom left of the photo currently are and in the top right is a small office. It will be great to actually have some space and not have to squeeze into our current tiny garage set-up.

The larger space will allow us to add a bit more wine for 2012 and I am currently hunting for some old Premier Cru vines in the Côte de Beaune to add a white and red Premier Cru in addition to my Savigny-lès-Beaune villages white and red.

Very exciting times for Le Grappin indeed!

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