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 the middle and is quite close to my plot in fact. However, less than 5% of “Les Grèves” is planted to Chardonnay and it is a ripping terroir for it too. Perhaps because Beaune is synonymous with red wines, Chardonnay is not more widely planted but I love Beaune 1er Cru blanc and “Les Grèves”, which some consider to be the “Grand Cru” of Beaune, delivers what WHite Burgundy is all about in spades.
My parcel rises from the base of “Les Grèves” to just below mid slope. The vines towards the bottom are showing racy acidity while those at the top of the parcel have some really dense, rich flavours. The two combined should make for a cracking wine. For me the signature of Beaune “Les Grèves” blanc is lemon curd, if I can combine that with a mineral finish and acid core, well my job is done.
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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