Jun
3

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Perrot-Minot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Perrieres Premier Cru 2006

About one year after I started this journey into red Burgundy I have come to the end. Attempting a series that focuses on all red Burgundy is over-ambitious and all

May
31

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques Premier Cru 2006

A handful of premier crus in the Cote de Nuits are best listed amongst the Grand Cru vineyards. Some even surpass the lesser Grand Crus. One of the noblest of

May
25

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2008

I have finally reached the last village I will cover in this spotlight. While I am missing out on a few of the minor villages in the Cote d’Or, the

May
21

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Michel Gros Morey Saint Denis “En La Rue de Vergy” 2007

The Gros family is one of the greats in Burgundy, with four domaines and impressive vineyard holdings concentrated mostly in Vosne Romanee, but with various spatterings elsewhere. Michel Gros in

May
4

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Domaine Arlaud Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Aux Cheseaux 2011

If endless vineyard division can reveal an ideological adulation of terroir, Morey-St-Denis is poster child for this over-ambition. Of its 20 premier crus, only three are larger than three hectares

Apr
24

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Anne Gros Chambolle Musigny “La Combe d’Orveau” 2005

Chambolle may be the most difficult village in Burgundy to pin down and understand. It doesn’t have the potent fruit and good value of Nuits St. Georges, the easy to

Apr
13

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny 2008

Barthod’s Chambolle has an expressive urgency that distinguishes it from most other Burgundies. There is a vitality to the wines that puts presence ahead of reflection. Like the vibrant colours

Apr
9

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Philippe Pacalet Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 2009

Inspiration comes from the desire to be more. To strive, and sometimes fail, to express. I feel the drive to be more, to research better, to be more poignant, more

Mar
22

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: Daniel Rion Vosne Romanée Premier Cru Les Beaux-Monts 2009

A Village like Vosne demands at least three spaces in this spotlight. The last of those three goes to a wine that reminds me of California. This is not an

Mar
9

Spotlight on Red Burgundy: A.F. Gros Vosne Romanée Clos de la Fontaine Monopole 2009

Deciphering the Gros family can be almost as challenging as unravelling Burgundy’s appellations and vineyards. A.F. Gros is married to Francois Parent, with the domaine located in Pommard but also